It's Michael Brecker II on the packaging. I think they get away with it because the MB II, and now the BM, (Stop laughing Beevis!), are based on models of mouthpieces with those names. There's a nice, big, fat grey area. 'Got to admit that the pic of the BM looks dead-on with the old Marsalis model pieces I've seen.J.Max said:That's very interesting. I wonder if Branford knows that his name is being used on a Guardala piece again, especially considering that he plays a Lebayle (I think) these days. (It might be a Francois Louis, I can't remember.) You'll notice that the Brecker piece is called the "MBII" as opposed to the "Brecker II".
This link would go a long way in explaining Mr Guardala's situation :heath said:Where is Guardala these days? I would think as much as his mouthpieces are going for he'd start his shop back up and pull down some serious money.
This guy seems to have completely disappeared.
Wow looks like Dave's gone off the deep end. He seems to be a shadowy figure that no one can find. Still he should have kept himself straight and just stuck to the buisness at hand of making mouthpieces. Living for 10 years on the run has got to be exhausting for the poor sap.wersax said:This link would go a long way in explaining Mr Guardala's situation :
Carl Coen (Cohen?) says that he really did live in Dave Liebman's basement, along with his grandmother's house.J.Max said:There have been rumors swirling about him since the late 80s-early 90s...I have heard some particularly disturbing ones involving drug addiction, but I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHETHER THEY ARE TRUE. He's always been a little shady, but now it seems like it's more out in the open.
Yeah, that was one of the big rumors. Supposedly, Liebman caught Guardala doing drugs while living in his basement, threw him out, and switched to Sugal. I have no idea whether this is true, but it makes sense. I remember that the situation was a bit strange because in one WWBW catalog, Guardala had a Liebman model piece, and then in the very next one, Sugal had one and WWBW was still trying to sell the old Guardala models.Martinman said:Carl Coen (Cohen?) says that he really did live in Dave Liebman's basement, along with his grandmother's house.