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JodyJazz DV NY Sax Mouthpiece

Lets face it; a mouthpiece maker has a finite amount of time in the spotlight-just think of names like Dukoff, Guardala, Sugal, Barone, Gregory, etc. Jody Espina, on the other hand, has enjoyed an uncommonly long day in the sun for a mouthpiece manufacturer.

The newest creation from Espina, the DV NY model, is really a variation on a theme of his popular DV model. Available in soprano, alto and tenor models and accompanied by a Rovner “Dark” ligature and a plastic cap, Espina’s fifth mouthpiece offering (sixth if you count the short-lived ESP-X) is billed as an option for the Link-loving, straight-ahead sax player. Yet any saxophonist with a tonal imagination will find this mouthpiece flexible enough for a variety of musical situations.

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