History

Our Mouthpieces are an embodiment of our dedication to quality.

No clarinet or saxophone can be played without a mouthpiece and reed which makes them an essential part of your instrument.

It is our goal to ensure your instrument can reach its full potential.

 

Ernst Schreiber, founder of ESM relocated to Tyrol, Austria with his family in 1977, to begin manufacturing clarinets, oboes, and piccolos with them and several coworkers. He already decided to specialize in clarinet mouthpieces in 1981, which were labeled “Ernst Schreiber Tirol” and are still in use today.

 

Since expansion of production was not an option in Austria, the entire firm moved back to Germany in the fall of 1988. To this day, the firm is located in Michelstadt, Germany, where ESM mouthpieces are created with great care and attention to detail. From there, our mouthpieces are distributed all over the world.

 

Ernst Schreiber lived to see his daughter Cornelia and his son-in-law Paul Kinzelmann take over the company and continued its tradition, constantly building the company's reputation with musicians and instrument manufacturers alike. He was especially thrilled to witness the growth of the company and see his mouthpieces exported worldwide. In 2000, Ernst Schreiber unfortunately passed away after a long and serious illness.

 

The specialization in professional mouthpieces, as well as special student models, made it necessary to expand the production to 4 computer-driven table facing machines and several fully automated CNC lathes. It is our priority to ensure enhancements and new product developments in the making of mouthpieces.

 

Our research with different materials lead us to a colorful acrylic compound with glittering metallic components embedded in the lucent material. The resulting mouthpieces soon became popular among musicians of all ages and styles, due to not only their interesting visual qualities, but also their excellent sound characteristics.

 

This development found its culmination in Heaven, our transparent light blue material with metallic components, which references not only the materials trademark color, but also its „heavenly“ sound. Compared to the traditional black designs, Heaven mouthpieces are easier to play, have plenty of volume and a very fluid tone with an impressively quick response.

 

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History

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