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by GlobalJackie
(1 post)
5 years ago

Metal Mouthpiece

My son (12) just bought a Yanagisawa #7 (circa 1980s) for his tenor and it sounds great but the plating has come off. Is this a hazard for his health? Should we have it replated, return and get a new mouthpiece, something else? Please share your experiences. Thanks.

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  1. by GFC
    (712 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Metal Mouthpiece

    Some people have copper allergies, otherwise brass in the mouth isn't a problem. Plating is strictly for looks. Yanagisawa has always made good mouthpieces.

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