These mouthpieces are designed to reflect the preference of most European players for long, open facings with wide tip rails. The resistance inherent in this design requires a slightly softer reed than my other mouthpieces. (I suggest a Van Doren V-12 3-3 1/2). With the proper reed strength these mouthpieces play with an extremely rich and dark sound, but are supple and responsive.
FACINGS: 2, 3, 4
All of my San Francisco series mouthpieces are hand made to order. It may take 2 or 3 days to make a mouthpiece before we are able to ship it.