Posted July 27th, 2012 by Christan Griego in Company News | No Comments »
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.
Posted February 14th, 2012 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | No Comments »
We had a great week in the Edwards booth having people test the Griego Line. Glad so many of you enjoyed them. We soft launched the Griego-Ashton trumpet mouthpieces models 1, 2, 3, 4 and received some great feedback. We will have these up on the site as soon as I finish the trumpet and cornet shank piccolo mouthpieces.
For those of you ordering we are currently delivering within the week for silver plate. For testing and returns please go to Hickeys or Dillon who are both stocking dealers.
Posted December 4th, 2011 by Christan Griego in Company News | No Comments »
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.
Posted October 11th, 2011 by Christan Griego in Company News | No Comments »
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.
Posted March 10th, 2011 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | No Comments »
First, I want to let everyone know I appreciate all the kind emails I received after launching the Alessi’s. It was a lot of fun working with Joe to create a new line for our customers.
We are working hard to keep up with all the orders coming in from our dealers and our online store. For those of you that are still on the fence about your purchase, please consider these Griego Authorized Dealers. They all stock our mouthpieces and provide great customer service.
I will be at the ETW next week and look forward to working with those of you that will be attending.
Posted February 8th, 2011 by Christan Griego in Company News | No Comments »
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
Posted December 29th, 2010 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Boxes should be here by Friday, yes the hold up is packaging. We’ll be packing inventory and shipping to dealers the first week of 2011. We’re launching only the large bore mouthpieces at this time. We do have plans for small bore but one thing at a time.
Posted December 10th, 2010 by Joshua Brown in Company News | 5 Comments »
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.
Posted December 8th, 2010 by Joshua Brown in General, Performances | No Comments »
The Alessi Seminar will be hear before you know it. In addition to the usual suspects (Alessi, Ellefson and Whitaker), this year’s seminar will feature Trombones de Costa Rica and Sim Flora. Trombonists interested in performing and/or teaching as a career choice should definitely attend this event. And since it’s being held in Alabama, we expect to see lots of trombonists from Florida, Mississippi, Georgia… you get the idea. Visit www.alessiseminar.com for all the details.
Posted November 2nd, 2010 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »
The delivery department is taking a long needed vacation tomorrow through the 10th. This means any order placed during this period will not ship until the 11th.
We pride ourselves in quick delivery but even the best employee’s need a break now and then.
For me, you’ll find me at the machine making new product getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Alessi line.