The first ever ligature with the ability to retain water, the Silverstein Ligature can actually be wet or soaked before mounting to provide moisture to your reed, helping to keep it wet longer during any performance.
The only ligature with a Fine Tuning System on the ligature itself. The Fine Tuner bars will change how the ligature responds to the vibrations of the reed, subtly fine-tuning the focus and color of your sound and giving you unprecedented control and flexibility.
The difference can be seen in comparison tests that clearly show the more defined harmonic partials of the Silverstein Ligature, indicating a richer, fuller sound. No other ligatures can make that claim.
The unique cord allows the Silverstein Ligature to minimize the surface contact necessary to hold a reed while still remaining acoustically neutral. By minimizing surface contact the Silverstein Ligature allows the reed to vibrate more freely, enhancing its natural qualities and giving you the purest sound possible.
Each Ligature is hand made in the USA using the finest materials. The custom cord is created with the same technology and manufacturing process as the cords used on the “Sky Crane” that lowered the Mars Rover onto the surface of another planet.
The Silverstein Ligature comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The Ligature was designed, engineered, and crafted to be precise; to be with you throughout your journey.
The custom engineered cord meanwhile is designed to facilitate the natural vibrations without adding to them in any way, and the core has been constructed and quality tested to never stretch.
Use the patented Fine Tuner Bars on the sides of the Ligature for unprecedented control. Moving the bars up and down will change the color and focus of your sound. No other ligature allows such an easy one-touch adjustment for the perfectionist in you.
The Moisture Retention feature provides real constant moisture directly to your reed. Soaking the Ligature before mounting can help reduce reed warpage during a performance by more than 50%, and helping your reeds last twice as long.
The unique features of the Silverstein Ligature were designed with the perfectionist musician in mind and is a true innovation. The bar has been raised; rethink what you knew to be truth about your sound and find out what the very best have begun to notice. Cutting edge technology with a delicate touch that truly amplifies your style, the Silverstein Ligature is the ultimate realization of what a ligature can and should do.
The authors, Mr. Leslie Craven (the principal clarinetist of Welsh National Opera) and Mr. Robert Watson (the Senior Lecturer, Electronic Engineering, University of South Wales) have challenged against each and every claim on our marketing Brochure. He also compared Silverstein Ligature to other legacy ligatures.
See what he found here.
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Standard Clarinet Model:
Bb Clarinet (All styles)
Custom Hand-Made Models:
Any custom mouthpiece
Any vintage mouhtpiece
Our engineers and staff are standing by to make sure you have the perfect sized ligature to last you a lifetime.
The Silverstein Ligature comes in 4 luxurious colors.
Classic Silver is the original chrome-plated ligature, the one that started it all.
Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, and Diamond Gold were created to offer more options to compliment your instrument. They are created with a lighter alloy and a scratch-resistant PVD coating used by the finest Swiss watchmakers.
Every Silverstein Ligature comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
There are separate Sizing Charts for the Saxophone and Clarinet. Click on the appropriate link on the right according to your instrument.
Try to first find your mouthpiece make and model to see which Silverstein Ligature Model will fit.
If your particular mouthpiece is not on the list, you can measure your mouthpiece dimensions to figure out which model will be best for you. Measure the diameter (using a Caliper) or the circumference (using a tape measure) on the thickest part of the mouthpiece. Find your measurements in the sizing chart to see which Silverstein Ligature Model will fit.
If there is an overlap in your measurements, for example it seems to fit more than 1 size, we recommend you choose your specific instrument type and the smaller version.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your size, make sure to contact our support team!
Using the Customization Order Template
If you don’t have access to a Caliper for a tape measure, our Customization Order Template can help us determine your size as well:
To use the C.O.T., download the Template and the Sample Picture by clicking on the buttons at the right of the screen. Print out the Template, and place your mouthpiece straight on the grid. Simply snap 2 pictures from directly above the sheet of paper (like in the Sample picture), 1 with the mouthpiece on its bottom and 1 on its side, and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly engineers and staff will take care of the rest.
Silverstein Works also offers Customization options for those mouthpieces that are not offered as a standard size or may have been custom made. Baritone saxophones and custom or vintage mouthpieces for example can be created. The measurements and COT allows us to measure your mouthpiece in a variety of ways. Contact us if you have any questions!
with the Tension Adjustment directly at the top of the mouthpiece. Also try adjusting the Fine Tuner bars on the sides of the Ligature to subtly change the color, tone, and focus of your sound.
with the Tension Adjustment off to one side. This has no side effects on your set-up and will not affect your sound in any way. A number of professionals, including David Liebman and Jerry Bergonzi, mount their Silverstein Ligatures on a slant. Some prefer the sound, while other do it to keep it away from their nose.