The Yamaha Custom Ebonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece are sculpted out of choice ebonite, a high quality hard rubber which offers a deep resonance and total qualities similar to those of nature wood. Every step of the production, from the initial shaping of the mouthpiece 'blank' to the final hand crafting of the facing, is done by Yamaha's experienced artisans for complete control ensuring consistent high quality.
Yamaha has spent years working together with many of the world's greatest musicians, studying their mouthpieces and discovering ways to improve them. The Custom series incorporates this experience in the design and manufacture of every mouthpiece in the series. The Custom mouthpieces are characterized by a warm rich tone with exceptional clarity; their accurate intonation and comfortable playability have made them popular with many leading artists.
Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpieces are made of high quality ebonite and are designed to produce a well-balanced tone with all the flexibility the player requires.
Tip openings range from 4CM (the smallest) to 6CM (the largest), giving the player different options and playing characteristics to choose from. Wider tip openings provide consistent intonation and easy response, generating a good, clear tone. Narrow tip openings help the player achieve a more focused sound with greater volume and projection while providing a richer tone quality and easier vibrato.
Yamaha Custom clarinet mouthpieces also feature different facing lengths. Longer facings create a robust sound while being very flexible and easily controlled. In contrast, shorter facing lengths produce a brilliant, clear sound but have reduced flexibility and are more difficult to control.
Yamaha Custom mouthpieces are designed in consideration of each of the above features and are combined with an appropriate throat size, chamber size and shape, baffle shape and angle, bore size, window size and facing curve depth. An inspection after every step of the manufacturing process ensures that the mouthpiece can be relied upon with confidence.