About Griego

Griego mouthpieces designs and manufactures a complete line of authentic, inspired, performance equipment for orchestral, commercial and jazz musicians. We are a family-owned company committed to designing and producing the best equipment imaginable. Input into our design process comes from all corners of the world. The equipment you use is the result of ideas, experiences and inspiration from a global family of musicians and performers we trust. The bottom line? A Griego mouthpiece is envisioned, designed and manufactured by musicians with a mission to make the best performing equipment on the planet.

Christan Griego

Christan Griego

Owner

Christan Griego started Griego Mouthpieces in 2001 in order to better serve the trombone community. He is also Director of Development for Edwards Instruments and the Getzen Instrument Company. Christan has made significant contributions to both the Edwards and Getzen lines of brass instruments since 1998.

Christan plays the Deco 4.5 on his Edwards T350 | Read more about Christan

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown

Webmaster

Joshua Brown is a freelance bass trombonist and web designer living in Dallas, Texas. In addition to his duties as Griego webmaster, he also designs and maintains internet sites for Getzen and Edwards. Joshua has performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Dallas Wind Symphony, Chris Riddle Orchestra, One O'Clock Lab Band, and Slide Tradition.

Joshua plays the Artist Series Bass Model GP on his Edwards B454-DE | Visit Joshua's site

Latest Blog Post

Active vs Passive Players

I’ve noticed there are two types of players, active and passive. Active=engaged, passive=relaxed. You will need to be both passive and active to an extent but successful professional players have learned how to remain passive throughout all registers. As always every player is different and has different needs, therefore will need different mouthpiece designs to […]

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New York
Nouveau
The NY blank weighs slightly more than modern day Bach mouthpieces (Elkhart blanks). Its weight is distributed evenly around the bottom of the cup. This results in an even core of sound with overlapping overtones, creating a tone quality that is thicker than conventional mouthpieces. The NY also provides the midrange overtones that are often lost with other mouthpieces.
Deco
Deco
The Deco blank is heavier in mass than the NY blank. The added weight is great for large bass trombone mouthpieces that may have thinner walls due to larger inner cup diameters. It is very free blowing and can provide a bigger, darker sound than mouthpieces with less weight. The Deco also provides stability, which can help define partials on those trombones where extra focus is needed.
Nouveau
Nouveau
Our newest mouthpiece blank, the Nouveau was created to give trombonists the flexibility a lighter mouthpiece can provide. It provides a width of sound and wider partial feel for a natural playing experience. Every tone and timbre can be manipulated, making the Nouveau a very expressive mouthpiece.