The Rousseau Classic NC Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece was developed as a complement to the original Rousseau “R” Series, but it quickly took over as the most popular Rousseau model. When Dr. Rousseau couldn’t find any commercially available saxophone mouthpieces on the market to recommend to his classical students he decided to try and design his own mouthpiece. The R Series Saxophone mouthpieces and now with further refinements the NC Series, were inspired by a mouthpiece that Marcel Mule gave Dr. Rousseau in 1961. It has been designed with an entirely new choice of facings to meet the needs of the worlds top performers. Its features include a new rollover baffle to give good projection and a then generous dip in the chamber after the rollover baffle provides a beautiful warmth to the sound. Redesigned sidewalls give an even, centered tone, the symmetrical tip rail gives an immediate response at all volumes and a longer shape provides a more secure fit and easier tuning.