The Original Tenor is THE Claude Lakey vintage mouthpiece. Ideal for lead tenor, yet versatile enough to blend in with any horn section, our most popular mouthpiece offers a bright and even sound that can be heard across the auditorium.
Great for jazz, but not to be overlooked for rock, funk, or electronic music— the Originals are meant to make you heard in solo and ensemble work.
The Original Tenor showcases the classic Lakey bright sound. Handcrafted for quality, this staple member of our Originals collection was designed by Claude himself to help players reach new highs and lows on their Tenor. The innovation poured into this piece pioneered a better Jazz mouthpiece that can give you a great range with lots of freedom.
While traditionally Lakey pieces have been known for their work in Jazz ensembles, that's not the only genre where you can find this piece useful. The Original Tenor sounds great in rock, funk, or house music settings as well. The bright, crisp sound can be heard cutting through an ensemble, or blending in to a small section. The versatility and control you have with the Original Tenor is astounding, and you will soon find it is your favorite piece to play in multiple settings