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Griego End of Year Hours

Monday, December 15th, 2014

We are shutting down December 15 through January 1st.

You will be able to find us at Midwest Band Convention this week in Chicago.

We have a lot to do to get ready for 2015, and so we ask that you purchase any last minute Christmas Gifts through our Stocking Dealers.

Where to Buy CS Models

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The 5 CS, 1 CS, and 7 CS are designed around the Getzen Custom Series trombones. They do however work quite well on most trombones and I’ve been getting a lot of requests of “how do I purchase this model, because I can’t find them on your website?”.

These models are sold exclusively through Getzen dealers and you can order through your local Getzen Dealer. Please go here to find a dealer.

Griego Artist Series

Friday, November 30th, 2012

For the past year, I’ve been working with Gerry Pagano and Mark Hoelsher on a new bass trombone mouthpiece. On Gerry’s most recent trip, we were able to come up with something we’re proud to offer as my first Artist Series bass model.

This mouthpiece is very well balanced. I work with a lot of bass trombonists, so I’m quite sensitive to the needs of you guys. While we all love big bass trombone sounds, a bomastic low register usually equates to a wide-open, “false ringing” upper register. This piece addresses that with a big bass sound in the low register that also works great in the upper register. And it does that without being overly bright.

Now for the specs. This GP model has a 1.125″ cup diameter and a wide rim (1.595″). That’s a bit wider than a traditional Bach-like blank (1.555″). It’s not uber-wide, but it does allow for more contact than most bass mouthpieces. You’ll recognize the blank design as being the same as those from the Alessi line.

I’m intrigued by this model since it’s a departure from what I’ve produced in the past. I hope you enjoy the sound and feel as much as we do.

Next up in the Artist Series is a Steve Wiest jazz trombone mouthpiece, which is long overdue.

Griego-Ashton Trumpet Mouthpieces Shipping Soon

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Graham Ashton and I have worked together on Edwards trumpet development for a few years now. And since he has decades of experience designing mouthpieces, I thought he would be the perfect person to help me launch a Griego trumpet mouthpiece line. After two years of collaboration and testing, we are pleased to announce that mouthpieces will begin shipping next week.

I’m really proud of the results. The first thing people usually notice is the resonance. I think the color of sound with these mouthpieces is something special. There’s definitely a lot of character in the sound. And of course they’re free-blowing. Enjoy!

Read more about the Griego-Ashton line.

2011 Holiday Schedule

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

We will be shipping mouthpieces through the 20th of December.  After this date we will be shutting down shipping until January 2nd in order to do year end inventory, maintenance, etc…  Oh, we might visit the fam for the holidays as well during this time but that’s on a more personal level.

 

If you find yourself in need of a Griego mouthpiece at the last minute we understand.  There are a great number of Griego Dealers that stock our mouthpieces and you can give them your business and they will greatly appreciate it.  If the dealer you call does not have the model you are after, please give them a courteous reminder that they (as dealers) should have inventory and then proceed on to the next dealer on our site.  Thanks for the great 2011 and we look forward to helping you create your next musical moment in 2012.

The Griego’s

Lord Vader, Your B & D Cups Are Waiting

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I’ve been working the past nine months on finishing the next Alessi Series cup lines. The B & D cups were the missing links and are now available (or soon will be) at your local Griego dealer.

We will make them available on this site once all dealers have them and are ready for your orders.

The B cup is a great solo mouthpiece and the D is a good all around mouthpiece for orchestral/symphonic playing.

Enjoy,

Christan

Griego-Alessi Mouthpieces Now Available

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The wait is over (and your patience is appreciated)! We have been busy making mouthpieces and are excited to finally make the Griego-Alessi’s available on our own site.

Our dealers have pre-ordered these mouthpieces and many now have them in stock. Please feel free to order from them if you want to take advantage of their return policies. Our online store is also available for orders. As you may already know, we do not accept trials or returns (unless there is a manufacturing defect). Between working at Edwards and creating mouthpieces for Griego, I simply don’t have the time to handle returns. I will have trial kits and mouthpieces for sale at TMEA this week in San Antonio. If you are attending, please drop by and play test these new creations.

While we currently have silver Griego-Alessi’s in stock, an onslaught of orders could wipe us out of our reserves. I’ll be working nights and weekends to keep up with the demand. Order fulfillment should speed up once I get a feel for demand. My goal is to deliver every order as quickly as possible.

Gold-plated Griego-Alessi mouthpieces are not currently in stock, so delivery will take a little longer for those models.

One final request: please read the material provided on our web site before shooting off an email. The volume of emails I receive is quite heavy, and although I do my best to keep up, it can become overwhelming. If you do not receive an answer in 3-5 days, go ahead and re-send your message.


Photography and artwork by David Finlayson

A Little Eye Candy

Friday, December 10th, 2010

We know some of you have been curious about our progress on the new Alessi line. Here’s the fruit of Christan’s and Joe’s labor.

Griego Alessi Mouthpiece

Nouveau and Tuba Mouthpieces

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

We’ve been pretty busy lately with the web site and shopping cart relaunch, new invoicing software, shopping for a new CNC, developing the Nouveau blanks, etc., but I wanted to take time to answer some common questions we’ve been receiving lately.

Nouveau Model

Right now we’re only offering a few mouthpieces in the Nouveau blank, but we will eventually offer every model in our newest design.  It won’t be all at once, so please be patient with us.

Tuba Models

You’ll also notice a lack of tuba mouthpieces on the new site. We temporarily removed them as our inventory was really low. We’re also going to make a few modifications to the line before we re-release them. They should go back on sale sometime this summer.

I am excited about getting the new CNC machine set up so we can add to our existing line. Thanks for all the support over the years.  I’m looking forward to continuing to make great mouthpieces for low brass musicians.

We’ve Remodeled

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Things were starting to look a little dated around here, so we decided a new design was in order.  While we were at it, we ditched the Miva shopping cart and moved to Paypal. It will help us reign in some costs as we buy a new CNC and unveil some new models. Plus, Paypal is a better ecommerce solution for a small shop like ours. You can still pay with credit card, but Paypal members have some extra options.

You’ll also notice some new product shots in our gallery. Ron Knaflic has taken some great pics that better show off the leather accessories, in particular. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

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