Wodkowski mouthpieces are available in a wide variety of facing configurations, and are made with three proprietary chamber designs – crafted from the finest ebonite available.

These mouthpieces are not custom, but bespoke, nor are they copies of any particular design. “Custom” implies specially made for an individual and their needs - these are set models. The listed tip openings and lengths are just a rough guide. It is not sufficient to characterize a mouthpiece by its tip opening and facing length alone, nor can that be said of the blanks a maker uses – the entire facing and structure of the mouthpieces must be considered. Custom, tailored mouthpieces are also available on request.



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"Ramón has broken through to a new level of refinement of his craft. The (new model's) facing mechanics, reliability of response and ease of projection are remarkable. I highly recommend these mouthpieces, as well as his restoration work on vintage pieces. Keep 'em coming!!"

Eli Eban | Principal Clarinet, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

"After many years of searching for a great contemporary version of the old Chedeville mouthpieces, I now own several, thanks to Ramón Wodkowski. He has an uncanny ability to make fine adjustments to suit each individual. I now play on Wodkowski-faced mouthpieces for bass clarinet and saxophone as well!"

William Helmers | Bass Clarinettist, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

"Greatest mouthpiece ever! Easy to play, beautiful sound!"

Steven Cohen | Professor of Clarinet, Northwestern University - Bienen School of Music


The Wodkowski Line

Heritage Series

Inspired by the concepts and mouthpieces employed by the traditional American Philadelphia and old French schools.

1

Close facing, medium length – large chamber blank – approx 1mm tip. Very traditional design, inspired in part by the facings used in the original French mouthpieces produced at the beginning of the 20th century. Nearest comparison for reference – M13lyre and D’Addario, also Hawkins.

1B

Close facing, long length – large chamber blank – approx 1.03mm tip. Inspired by the designs preferred in Philadelphia during the 1970s and 80s. Nearest comparison for reference – M15 and D’Addario, also Hawkins.

Napoleon

Close Facing, medium length – narrow chamber blank – close tip. My reconstruction of the designs made by Charles and Henri Chedeville in the 1920s. Nearest comparison for reference – M13lyre, M15, D’Addario, Kaspar, etc.

Midwest Series

Inspired by the mouthpieces made in the American Midwest in the 1940s – 60s.

2

Medium facing, medium length – large chamber blank – approx 1.13mm tip. Nearest comparison for reference – Kaspar Cicero/Chicago, Vandoren BD5, M30.

2SW

Medium facing, medium length – shallow baffle blank – approx 1.13mm tip. Inspired in part by the designs of Kaspar Cicero and Riffault. Nearest comparison for reference – Kaspar Cicero, Chicago, M30.

2.3

Medium open facing, long length – large chamber blank – approx 1.15mm tip. Nearest comparison for reference – M30, B40.

European Series

Inspired by the mouthpieces preferred by many of my European clients – now catching on in America.

R

Medium open facing, medium length – large chamber – approx 1.15mm tip. Nearest comparison for reference – BD5, B40 and B40 lyre.

3

Medium open facing, medium length – large chamber – approx 1.19mm tip. Nearest comparison for reference – B40 and B40 lyre.

H

Open facing, medium length – large chamber – approx 1.25mm tip. My personal facing, offering maximum flexibility and tonal colours, while retaining focus and stability. Nearest comparison for reference – BD5, B40, vintage Kanter, Play Nick.

4SW

Open facing, long length – shallow baffle – approx 1.28mm tip. Made for the players of Scandinavia, who prefer an open mouthpiece with maximum warmth and colour. Nearest comparison for reference – B40, vintage Kanter, Play Nick.

5SW

My most open facing, long length – shallow baffle – approx 1.3mm tip. For those who favor the American mouthpieces of the 1970s. Nearest comparison for reference – B40, vintage Kanter, Pyne, Portnoy.