David Sanborn has been playing vintage Dukoff Miami pieces since the beginning and his sound has become synonymous with the Dukoff sound. This mouthpiece has a huge robust and powerful sound.
Play testing this piece I find it extremely maneuverable.. I can be super emotional and whispy barley putting air through the mouthpiece for a ballad like tone, and then when I want to go I press on the gas and I can get broad larger then life sounds all the way up through that loud and proud brighter pyrotechnics type sound! Not all Dukoffs are created equally! Way back when there was a huge change over in mouthpiece production this was the separation of vintage Dukoff pieces from the modern production pieces that are still currently being made. They just say Dukoff, with no Miami.
Any Dukoff piece that says Miami on it stamped in a real deal Miami piece before the production change overs from some 20 25 years ago. These modern mouthpieces sell for a fraction of the cost, and dont play anywhere near the prime era pieces. Plays and collectors seek out the vintage pieces as they are some of the best playing mouthpieces ever made!
Legendary mouthpiece visionary Bobby Dukoff unfortunately passed away in 2012. Ever since then collectors and players have been hoarding any and all Dukoff Miami stamped pieces, swooping up any that make it to market.
Back in the day these pieces used to be much easier to obtain, but now that Bobby has passed and the mouthpieces aren't the same the collectors market has gone crazy on them and they have become extremely scarce! The value of these pieces continues rise as the pieces are only getting harder procure!
The item "Dukoff Miami D8 Vintage Alto Sax Mouthpiece SANBORN HOLY GRAIL" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "saxstable" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.