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Giardinelli Trumpet Mouthpiece

$40.00

Item Details

Giardinelli is one of the old guard brands of mouthpieces.  Started in New York City, the Giardinelli shop was one of the first to offer custom mouthpiece work and a range of sizes with superior designs to what was available at the time.  The older generation of players still remember Giardinelli mouthpieces as being one of the premier choices.  They were surprisingly comfortable, with a more rounded inside rim edge than other models had. 

Giardinelli mouthpieces of this quality are no longer available.  The brand is now owned by Guitar Center and is used to market cases, care kits, and imported student instruments.

The mouthpieces we offer are original "new old stock", found in one of Conn-Selmer's warehouses not long ago.  They were made either at the Martin plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, or the Bach plant in Elkhart, Indiana.  These were made on a CNC machine, so the accuracy is some of the best.

Commercial and jazz trumpet players find the 6 and 7 series mouthpieces to be most popular. Lead playing specialists may prefer 10 to 17. Symphonic players prefer a rim around size 3 or so. The Giardinelli mouthpieces have a C-style cup in which the cup sides are gently curved inward for fullness of tone, and they are available in several cup depths. They tend to be very comfortable and may feel bigger than the measurements suggest.  Some internet chatter suggests some errors in the chart below, and that a Giardinelli 7 is close to a Bach 3.  There is very little information available since these mouthpieces have become so rare.

We're fairly certain all these one-piece mouthpieces have the Giardinelli #3 backbore.  The #3 was the backbore that Maynard Ferguson used on his piece as well. The NY backbore made by Warburton is a #3 design. Some might find they over blow the #3 if they use it on too small of a horn. If you have an relaxed and efficient approach, this backbore works well, particularly with shallower cups like the S cup.

Kanstul Musical Instruments has an excellent Mouthpiece Comparator web page that shows a profile of all these mouthpieces, and you can overlay another size profile to carefully compare.  It's worth a look, as charts don't do these beautiful mouthpieces justice.  You may just need a few in your collection.

 

Sizes & Dimensions

Some of these sizes may no longer be available, see the drop down menu above for availability.

 

Model

Cup Diameter

Cup Depth

Compare To

3B

17.0mm

Deep

1C, 1.25C, 1.5C

3S

17.0

Shallow

1C, 1.25C, 1.5C

5M

16.6

Medium

Between 5C & 7C

5S

16.6

Shallow

Between 5C & 7C

6B

16.7

Deep

5C, Schilke 13B

6M

16.7

Medium

5C, Schilke 13B

7B

16.5

Deep

7C, Schilke 11

7C

16.5

Medium Deep

7C, Schilke 11

10C

16.0

Medium Deep

9C, Schilke 6A4a

12C

15.5

Medium Deep

11.75C

12M

15.5

Medium

11.75C

17C

15.0

Medium Deep

20C

17M

15.0

Medium

20C

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