The Sapphire is inspired by the Blue Note Era of the 1960's. It replaces Phil's previous reworked Links. It's design is drawn from the Late Florida Slants and the Early Babbitt pieces. It's floor is higher than a modern Link and it's projection and color is greater. It can blow dark and smokey with a rich core and has the power to project and cut through in more straight ahead situations. The Sapphire is never tubby and it is very even through the range of the instrument. With it's rich and colorful palate, the phil-Tone Sapphire fills a space like no other.
These play with more projection and presence than an Otto Link and are very well faced. Worth every penny spent for a great playing tenor mouthpiece!!
No cap or ligature included so we recommend any of the following:
Francois Louis Ultimate or Pure Brass XL
BG Tradition or Super Revelation
Rico H Gold Plate
#7 (.100 tip) and #7* (.105" Tip), generally in stock. Others are special order items.)