Care and Maintenance
To clean your nu mouthpiece, gently use a lint-free cloth lightly dampened with an alcohol-based cleanser. DO NOT USE SOAP. Exotic woods are not meant to be rinsed with soap and water. This would remove the natural oils from the wood, which would void the warranty. We recommend that if you begin to see the finish wearing away, send the mouthpiece back to us and for $15 + shipping we will reapply the Tung Oil.
nu mouthpieces are designed to bridge the gap between didgeridoo and low brass technique! They feature a contoured rim to facilitate circular breathing, and a wide-open bore to amplify formant harmonics. These are created by shaping the tongue and throat into a series of distinct, discrete forms that emphasize certain harmonics. We believe that a merger of didgeridoo and low brass techniques presents a lot of potential, and we are dedicated to helping the world realize that. We hope that you are as excited as us to hear what lies ahead!
nu mouthpieces are available in African Blackwood, Honduran Rosewood, and Mopane. African Blackwood (aka Grenadilla) is the same wood used in clarinets. It's color runs from very dark brown to black. It is one of the most stable woods once dried. Honduran Rosewood is often used by luthiers in guitar fretboards because of it's strength and beauty. It is the most abundant of the South and Central American rosewoods. Mopane is another African hardwood that is less widely known but is starting to gain favor among the handmade flute market due to it's beautiful blond color and grain. These are three of the twenty hardest woods known to man, which allows me to cut a thin wall for optimum sound, and to turn them with delicate and beautiful ornamentation as well. These woods are not listed as endangered by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
Warranty and Return Policy
We offer a one year 100% warranty against cracking. If it cracks in the first year you can ship it to us and we will ship you a brand new mouthpiece. With my 17 years of experience making handmade flutes, many from wood, I have found that the few that do crack almost always do it in the first year. Many cracks can be repaired, so if a crack happens after the first year send it in and we will determine if it is fixable. We hope you love what you order, but in case you don't, you can return it within 30 days of receiving it and we will give you a quick refund, not including shipping.
Shank Sizes & Inner-Rim Diameters
nu mouthpieces have standard American shank sizes. nu trombone and euphonium mouthpieces are available with large or small shanks, and 30mm or 28mm inner-rim diameters. If you would like a custom shank size or inner-rim diameter, feel free to contact us
and we'll see what we can do.