Warburton French Horn Mutes
Terry Warburton’s latest addition to complement his full line of brass mouthpieces and accessories is the Warburton Woody Mute. Starting with an interest in wood-working at an early age, it is no surprise that Terry has combined this with his extensive brass knowledge, experience, design and machining skills to create another highly effective tool for brass players. The Warburton Woody mute is designed with an exclusive fluted internal shape to diffuse the sound and produce uniquely pleasant sounding mutes. Many that have tried and purchased them agree they are another Warburton must have.
The Woody design has been through many stages of development on the journey to becoming a great performing mute. Specially selected wood planks are transformed into thin wafers through many precise cutting and shaping processes. The internal sound diffusers are precision milled into the wafers. The mutes are then assembled and machined to final size, hand sanded and finished with installation of corks and sprayed shellac.
Crafting North American hardwoods, applying a sound diffusing interior shape and even installing a soft felt bottom on the inside, it is easy to understand that these mutes are works of art. Each one is signed by Terry with his initials and the year of manufacture inside the bottom cap before final assembly!