As legend has it, there was once a mouthpiece, hand crafted by the gifted mouthpiece maker Dominick Calicchio, to be used by the legendary Maynard Ferguson. It was created in 1955, and used by Mr. Ferguson for recording and performing during his rise to fame until the early 1960’s. This mouthpiece has come to be known in trumpet circles as ‘The Holy Grail’. Dominick Calicchio created his mouthpieces by hand, each one a work of art. Legends Brass is pleased to offer to our customers our modern version of this legendary mouthpiece. The rim and cup on the MF HG are identical to the original. The rim is flattened on top, but very rounded on the inside with little or no bite. The cup is generally described as a shallow v-shaped bowl (or slightly concave V). The throat on the MF HG is a #28, which is a little tighter than the original. In addition, the Legends Manhattan backbore has been incorporated. The Manhattan has great focus and nice resistance, and is specifically geared for extended performances and all night gigs. These design elements work together to enhance endurance, range and sound for the modern player. This mouthpiece is well suited for extended comfort and control in the upper register.
Legends Brass is in no way affiliated with Maynard Ferguson or the estate of Maynard Ferguson. Likewise, Legends Brass is in no way affiliated with Dominick Calicchio or the estate of Dominick Calicchio. All web links and videos found on this site are for educational and entertainment purposes only. No relationship between the parties is implied. Legends Brass uses this information solely to honor the accomplishments and legacy of this great performing artist and mouthpiece artisan.