Josef Lausman proudly followed in his family’s footsteps. In the small German village of Nauheim (near Frankfurt) he made mouthpieces, primarily for trumpets and trombones for many years until his retirement. The small factory may not be well known to players by name, however, since their products are made for many of the leading horn makers around the world, are played by professionals and students alike. When asked if he ever planned to produce their own name brand mouthpieces, Josef replied, “Maybe we will one day, but right now we are too busy doing what we do best, make products for other companies and it works well for us.”
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