Tuned to deliver warm characteristic alongside a broad tone, the S80 is perfect for saxophonists wanting to take classical performance more seriously. 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.
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.