Vintage Maynard Mouthpiece - original and duplicate Maynard Ferguson with original Calicchio mouthpiece Vintage Maynard Mouthpiece cups

For the historical record:
This is a perfect duplicate of the one-of-a-kind custom-made mouthpiece hand-crafted by Domenick Calicchio for Maynard Ferguson in 1955.

Born in Verdun, Quebec, Maynard began his career in Canada, and moved to the US in 1948. After stints with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey, and Charlie Barnet, he came to public prominence with the Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1949 to 1953. He won the Down Beat Readers' Poll as best trumpeter in 1950, 1951, and 1952. Maynard moved to Hollywood, CA in late 1953, enticed by a first-call contract with Paramount Pictures. Maynard played on 46 Paramount movie soundtracks, most notably, The Ten Commandments. It was in Hollywood where he met master mouthpiece maker Domenick Calicchio. Domenick worked with Maynard to create his custom original mouthpiece, which Maynard then performed and recorded with until 1961.

In 1990, at an MF band rehearsal in preparation for the "Live in London" tour, Maynard gifted his original custom-made Calicchio mouthpiece to his then lead trumpet player, Roger Ingram. According to what Maynard told Roger when he gave him the original, he played this mouthpiece on everything he recorded from 1955 through 1961. In 1962, Maynard collaborated with Bob Giardinelli and Bob's chief mouthpiece machinist, Jack Onque, to create the Giardinelli "MF-1", loosely based on this custom hand-made Calicchio mouthpiece.

This is a partial list of the recordings Maynard made while using the original, hand-made Calicchio mouthpiece:
  • "Around The Horn With Maynard Ferguson" - recorded 1956 - EmArCy MG-36076
  • "Birdland Dreamband" - recorded 1956 - VIK.LX-1070
  • "Birdland Dreamband Vol. 2" - recorded 1956 - VIK.LX-1077
  • "Maynard Ferguson & His Original Dreamband" - recorded 1956 - Artistry-104
  • "Boy With Lots Of Brass" - recorded 1957 - EmArCy MG-36114
  • "A Message From Newport" - recorded 1958 - Roulette R-52012
  •  Single of "Yesterdays" unlisted orchestra. - recorded 1958 - Single-4084
  • "Swingin' My Way Through College" - recorded 1958 - Roulette R-52058
  • "A Message From Birdland" - recorded 1959 - Roulette R-52027
  • "Plays Jazz For Dancing" - recorded 1959 - Roulette R-52038
  •  Singles of "Hey There," "Let's Fall In Love" - recorded 1959 - Roulette-4207
  • "Newport Suite" - recorded 1960 - Roulette R-52053
  • "Let's Face The Music And Dance" - recorded 1960 - Roulette R-52055
  • "Double Exposure-Chris Conner & Maynard Ferguson" - recorded 1961 - Atlantic SD-8049
  • "Maynard '61" - recorded 1961 - Roulette R-52064
  • "Straightaway Jazz Theme" - recorded 1961 - Roulette R-52176

The drill (hole, bore, throat) size is a 24 (0.152"). The cup is shallow and has a bowl, V shape. The length is 3.217". This mouthpiece length is slightly shorter than most standard Bb trumpet mouthpieces manufactured today. The inner diameter of the rim is about 0.623". Peter Pickett says this about the inner diameter measurement: "this measurement is somewhat arbitrary, given that the bite is soft and just goes into the cup." The outer diameter of the rim is 1.053.
Vintage Maynard Mouthpiece

Peter Pickett, of Pickett Brass, is a master machinist and uses state-of-the-art technology in his manufacturing processes. This replica is by far the most exact duplicate ever made of this historic mouthpiece.
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The "Vintage Maynard" Mouthpiece is $225

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