GALILEO AL, the new ligature for mouthpieces, made in Italy. It is an evolution of our brass ligature Galileo, having the same timbre homogeneity while providing the reed with more freedom.
GALILEO AL, apparently simple and essential but, just like Galileo Galilei’s theories, revolutionary. A tribute to one of the first men to have a scientific and systematic approach the study of mechanisms and physical properties of sound, introducing acoustics into the world of science since the 17th century. GALILEO, an actual sculpture extracted from pure brass, without welds. An elliptical design that reminds of an orbit that wraps the mouthpiece and follows its vibrations: a reference to the study of celestial bodies carried out by the physicist and philosopher of nature.
The reed is free to vibrate throughout the length of its fibres, whose arrangement is taken into consideration by GALILEO AL: as a matter of fact, it is made from a special aluminium bar, selected by CG Mouthpiece for its extraordinary sound characteristics and processed in accordance with the metal veins. A method used by CG Mouthpiece Italy also for the processing of its precious mouthpieces.
Its geometries are carefully designed in order to provide a homogeneous response to the reed vibrations and, subsequently, to the mouthpiece. The upper part perfectly wraps the beak that provides a solid support from which the ligature proceeds to draw an arched shape: like a small crossbow that allows a calibrated pressure of the table on the reed, regulated by a solid brass screw.
This sturdy screw is fixed to the table by pressure, without any screws. The table, also made from a piece of solid brass, is articulated in order to be able to adapt to the reed design which is not always symmetrical, thus allowing a stable support of its tracks that are also arranged according to the wooden fibre pattern. The latter are radial in order to be able to adapt to the curve of the reed and not leave marks on it. Carefully hand-finished in all its parts, it is available in several finishes: Vintage AL (anodized aluminium body, 24-carat gold plated brass screw and table – size II only available) and AL (natural colour aluminium body, 24-carat gold plated brass screw and table – sizes IV and VI available). Also available size IVcl for clarinet.
GALILEO AL completely changes the meaning of “ligature” as it is not designed to “bind”, but to set the reed free. The result will be an unprecedented timbre homogeneity, with the feeling of having a single vibrating body consisting in mouthpiece and reed. GALILEO AL is available in several sizes, in order to adapt to the various types of mouthpieces that are currently available on the market.
GALILEO ligatures: vibration for your reed, enjoyment for your soul!
Discover Galileo AL, the evolution of Galileo, carefully hand finished in all its parts
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