You may not have ever heard of A.Licostini clarinet mouthpieces, but I guarantee you have probably heard them being played on many occasions. Alessandro Licostini, professional clarinettist and mouthpiece maker has crated this unique range of mouthpieces with some very special features. There's a reason it takes 6 months to order direct from Alessandro - handcrafted, long lasting and versatile. We keep a constant stock of the common sizes! (See model variants and sizing below)
Licostini Mouthpieces are highly regarded in Italy and across Europe by many orchestral and session musicians. Licostini mouthpieces have been specifically developed for lovers of Buffet professional clarinets. Local clarinettist, composer, head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium Paul Dean, is a strong advocate for Licostini Mouthpieces.
How are they made?
Each mouthpiece is meticulously hand-made, hand finished and thoroughly tested before being hand signed, packaged and sent directly to us at Consortium Music.
What are the made from?
The mouthpieces are made from a 'Techno-polymer' that is infused with brass particles. A.Licostini uses this synthetic material because it closely mimics the properties of hard rubber whilst being resistant to heat, pressure and wear from age. Brass particles are added to give the mouthpiece more weight and density. The added weight gives strength and power to the core of the sound and greater control over the tone.
What makes them so different?
A.Licostini mouthpiece are made from a unique material, hand finished and tested rigorously. Alessandro uses a French design with a slightly modified curve on the facing profile. This curve is crucial in facilitating effortless piano in all registers and utlilising the full resonance of the reed.
What Mouthpiece should I choose?
RS: Tip Opening: 100/20 (Similar to Vandoren BD5)
- a lightly conical chamber, large projection and many harmonics
- a robust soloist's mouthpiece
RG: Tip Opening: 100/22 (similar to Vandoren M30)
- a lightly conical chamber - a warm sound with a very clean 'piano'
- the most popular classical symphonic mouthpiece: ease of control over projection and blend
FDC: Tip Opening: 107/19
- a lightly conical chamber
- a dark and warm sound, suitable and recommended with synthetic reeds
F5: Tip Opening: 114/17
- French Style, conical chamber
- Similar to a Vandoren B40, but takes more air a warm sound
LN: Tip Opening: 120/20
- a lightly conical chamber
- a large and strong sound, suitable for German Instruments
German designs also available upon request: contact us for availability and lead time.
G5HR: Tip Opening: 114/21: German Style - cylindrical chamber
G5L: Tip Opening: 119/19: German Style - cylindrical chamber - a big sound
G5H: Tip Opening: 120 /17: German Style - cylindrical chamber - a medium tip opening and a dark sound