The Dragon Fly Metal most versatile and powerful ligature made by JSL.  The Metal Dragon Fly will improve and center your tone while producing a full warm sound with just the right amount of edge.  You will be able to play from the top to the bottom of your range with clarity and any volumes.  The ability to play soft is one of its favorite features.  Currently only a prototype, but will be soon on sale. 

Dragon Fly Series:

The Dragon Fly Long Carbon Ring Ligature is the darkest and most powerful ligature made by JSL.  The extended length of the ligature allows for maximum volume and power while darkening and reducing bright overtones.  At high volumes, the clarity of sounds is unmatched by anything other ligature on the market.

Available Instruments:  Soprano/Alto/Tenor Saxophone

JSL's ligatures are truly state of the art.  Using the most modern design and production techniques we at JSL can truly create a new and unique ligature that will improve your sound and response from the first time you put it on your mouthpiece.   Currently offering two series, and four models, you can choose which type of response and sound you think is best for you. 

The Dragon Fly Medium Carbon Ring Ligature is the perfect balance between response and power.  The Medium effortlessly makes hard reeds respond easier, and soft reeds to play darker.  A perfect ligature for any style or setting.

Available Instruments:   Soprano/Alto/Tenor Saxophone

                                     Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Dragon Fly L (Long)


The Dragon Fly Small Carbon Ring Ligature is the epitome of good response.  The smallest and lightest ligature produced by JSL, The Dragon Fly S will significantly improve your response especially while playing hard reeds or at low volumes.

Available Instruments:   Soprano/Alto/Tenor Saxophone


The goal for the Dragon Fly Series Ligatures is to create, an ultra centered tone with a fast, nimble response. The thickness of the ligature is only about 1 mm and the Carbon Fibber material allows the ligature to be extremely durable and offers a very free blowing experience.  Having two ligatures in this series, one with a darker tone and one with a brighter tone, you can choose the type of sound you want/need for the situation at hand without sacrificing the overall control of your instrument.   

Joe Longardner, Saxophonist, founder and designer of JSL, currently plays different ligatures for different situations.  Sometimes, you just need to sound darker or brighter, fuller sound or smaller sound, but you don't want to change your mouthpiece or reed because that can negatively affect how comfortable you are playing your horn which will affect the level of music you are creating.  Not all performances are the same and not all rooms are the same.  Having a choice in your sound colour, without sacrificing the overall control and feel of the instrument, is very important to Joe and is the overall goal for these ligatures.  Different sound, relatively the same feel.

Listed below are the different series, models and product descriptions of the JSL ligature line.  If you have an idea for a ligature, JSL can produce custom products, specifically designed for you, at a relatively low cost.  Please click the Custom Products tab above for more information. 

Dragon Fly S (Short)

Dragon Fly M (Medium)

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