Mouthpieces have historically been made of wood, hard rubber (ebonite), metal, plastic, glass, bone, nylon, and all sorts of other things...

Here's a sample of a hard-rubber classical tenor sax mouthpiece (Selmer
S-90) compared to a metal jazz tenor sax mouthpiece (Ponzol Super 105):

mp3 demo of tenor classical mouthpiece vs jazz mouthpiece 1.3MB


The long-and-short of it- sopranino sax and contrabass sax mouthpieces.


All material Jay Easton 2001-2006 unless otherwise noted