Our Most Popular Mouthpiece – Beautiful Core and More Power – Less Resistance.
The Rousseau Classic NC Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece was developed as a complement to the original Rousseau “R” Series, but it quickly took over as the most popular Rousseau model. When Dr. Rousseau couldn’t find any commercially available saxophone mouthpieces on the market to recommend to his classical students he decided to try and design his own mouthpiece. The R Series Saxophone mouthpieces and now with further refinements the NC Series were inspired by a mouthpiece that Marcel Mule gave Dr. Rousseau in 1961. It has been designed with an entirely new choice of facings to meet the needs of the world's top performers. Its features include a new rollover baffle to give good projection and a then generous dip in the chamber after the rollover baffle provides a beautiful warmth to the sound. Redesigned sidewalls give an even, centered tone, the symmetrical tip rail gives an immediate response at all volumes and a longer shape provides a more secure fit and easier tuning.
What makes the Classic NC Tenor better for Saxophone Concert Band, Quartet, Orchestra and Solos?
It was designed by Eugene Rousseau, one of the most significant players and teachers of saxophone for the past fifty years. Rousseau is not only one of the world’s finest classical players and a most prominent teacher; he also learned about woodwind acoustics and design from Charles Houvenaghel, regarded at that time as the greatest acoustician since Adolph Sax.
This Classic NC Tenor Sax Mouthpiece provides for superior tone, responsiveness, and projection. It promotes a full range of tonal colors and an excellent tonal center. The Classic NC Tenor is designed for natural reed fit and easier tuning. The Classic NC is available for all saxophone models (S/A/T/B) and can provide a consistent tonal base for the entire saxophone section and small ensembles.