In addition to his precious metal designs, Rodger is a world leading maker of fine wooden headjoints and we at J.L. Smith are huge fans. So much so that we’ve become the exclusive dealer of Rodger Young headjoints in the U.S. Highly experimental and deeply analytical in his approach, Rodger’s commitment to innovation runs so deep that he even designs and builds his own tools for measuring and testing. His ability to apply science, experience, and intuition to the development process has allowed him to create a range of astoundingly responsive and expressive headjoints in a wide variety of wood and metal types and geometries. This diversity of material and geometric form offers musicians a rare opportunity to find a uniquely personal sound. Anyone considering a wood headjoint should absolutely be looking at the work of Rodger Young.