The model number is an alphanumeric code designating both the model type and the ligature size. The letter prefix (on all ligatures except the Dark) indicates the model as follow: L - Light, C - MK III. V - Versa, SS - Star Series, LG - Legacy, X - Versa-X, P - Platinum, VG - Van Gogh. The remaining combinations of numbers and letters indicate the size (for example, P-2R is a Platinum that fits a tenor mouthpiece). More info »
Please visit our interactive Ligature Sizing Guide to determine which Rovner™ ligature is right for you.
Rovner™ Products currently manufactures nine different ligature models. Each has unique characteristics and offers a different playing experience. Check out the full Rovner™ Products ligature selection.
Our nine individual models are currently available in from 9 to an unparalleled 23 different sizes. That means our customers can choose from among more than 120 different Rovner™ ligatures! Why? Rovner is dedicated to providing enhanced performance to as broad an array of players as possible. One-size-fits-all might work for plastic rain ponchos, but not for ligatures. Having the right size ligature for your mouthpiece helps you optimize the performance of both components. Rovner™ micro-specs sizes, so there are more options for the many brands of mouthpieces on the market today. There is very likely a size that will work for you!
Our interactive Sizing Guides or our Most Common Fit Guide charts will assist with determining the correct ligature for you.
The Rovner™ Dark was a groundbreaker back in 1974, introducing an innovative approach to ligature design. The other Classic models are variations on that extremely successful theme. In 2008, the next wave of Rovner™ innovation entered the scene: patented Mass-Loaded Technology, which adds mass to the ligature design and/or incorporates Rovner™'s unique Resonating Ribs. These new features increase performance and offer players many more options for a more "personalized" ligature choice based on their particular needs. Finally, the Next Generation products were engineered to be manufactured efficiently and cost-effectively, resulting in attractively-priced products that can fit most any budget.
When a product is patented, that means it has features and characteristics that arose from original ideas, and that are completely unique to that particular product. If you want Rovner innovation, you'll need to buy a bona fide Rovner ligature!
Rovner™ ligatures are made to last for years, and will not stretch or rot. Eight of the nine models are constructed of a proprietary textile (not leather!) that goes through extensive, multi-step processes and preparation to ensure its durability and to imbue each ligature with energetic response. Rovner™ hardware is engineered to work synergistically with the ligature body, promoting and supporting its characteristics, and is corrosion resistant. Our first all-metal ligature, the Platinum, is constructed of a durable, highly-tempered, space-age metal alloy.
Rovner™ ligatures are shipped with a custom-made, custom-fit Rovner™ cap.
The Turbo-Charger Kit is a retrofit for your Star Series or Legacy ligature. (It will also fit the retired EVO-5 if you happen to have one in your Rovner™ wardrobe.) It provides greater projection, more presence, greater facility and a more focused tone. For the Star Series, the weights go on the reed side of the mouthpiece, although you are welcome to experiment. For the Legacy, the metal cradle must face the reed at all times.
A ligature is a personal choice and there are many players who would benefit from the opportunity to experiment with different ligatures and in different playing situations. We want our customers to be happy! View our Money-Back Trial Guarantee for full details.
We encourage you to contact your local dealer first. However, we do also offer a convenient internet ordering system. List prices are displayed on the product pages, with the corresponding merchandise. Simply add items to your cart, then add payment information at checkout. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
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