Since its creation in the 1970s, the S80 has become the industry standard classical mouthpiece. Still to this day, many saxophone enthusiasts compare new and contemporary mouthpieces to the S80.
Teachers and specialists have been recommending the Selmer S80 as a "first professional mouthpiece" to students since its creation in the 70s. From the moment you play your first note, you'll notice how easily the mouthpiece speaks across all registers.
Each and every mouthpiece is finished by hand to guarantee stability and accuracy, while maintaining consistent facings. This way you can buy your S80 knowing it's ready to play straight out of the box.
When designing the S80, Selmer wanted a mouthpiece with all the nuanced characteristics of a classical mouthpiece, but with slightly more top-end and projection. After plenty of experimenting, they finally settled on one of their most unique designs - the square chamber. When playing the S80, you'll quickly find that this uncommon shape produces a silky smooth and refined tone, but most importantly, has the potential to project across an ensemble.