10MFAN Mouthpieces has a new craftsman at the helm…. Exciting new changes: 10mfan Generation ll mouthpiece line!

Now is the time to announce that I am no longer having Eric Falcon work on my mouthpieces. I am working with a new world-class craftsman with my 10MFAN hard rubber mouthpieces, and the work being done now has put these mouthpieces at their absolute peak.. This craftsman is a true mouthpiece genius and has transformed my mouthpieces into works of perfection!  He is someone you all know and respect greatly, and he has asked to remain anonymous for now. You will understand at a later date. All I will say, is that my hard rubber mouthpieces are in great hands!

I value my clients tremendously and aside from my family, my 10MFAN mouthpiece line means more to me than anything.

The new changes to my 10MFAN hard rubber tenor and alto mouthpieces: Thank you for all the great feedback! Players all over the world love their 10MFAN mouthpieces, and through this craftsman change, we have found ways to make the experience as incredible as it can possibly be.

Facing curves play an integral part in how the player feels about the mouthpiece and the sound. I have listened to feedback and understand that there are many players that wanted different facing curves than what we had with Eric Falcon when he was working on my mouthpieces. Now that he is no longer with me, I have discovered through trying MANY different facing curves with my new craftsman, that I can use more standard modern facing curves and allow the designs of my original mouthpieces, to do what they were designed to do without using the curves like we used before. The pieces blow full and clear with the right amount of resistance and freedom for me for all the different models. The entire curves have changed from where we had them before. It allows for what I would consider to be the most optimal playing experience possible. Better low end, mids, and high end. The core sound is centered more than ever before, and the pieces play so even top to bottom. The parameters of the sound are tighter which makes the core sounds huge. The Generation ll pieces play incredibly dialed in. This changes everything!

By the time you read this, the new changes have already been implemented with my new craftsman for all of my Generation ll mouthpieces.

The side rails and tip rail widths have also changed for you: The side rails and tip rails are no longer super thin like we had them. They are wider than they were to allow players a better experience. Tip rails changed for more flexibility in lining up their reeds, without having to be so precise with the reed placement. The wider rail also eliminates any extra buzz in the sound. All this, while keeping the articulation clean… like you expect from my 10MFAN mouthpiece line.

NEW CRAFTSMAN AND NEW FACINGS DESERVE A NEW DISTINGUISHABLE LOOK: The way to differentiate my new pieces from my old pieces, is that all of the new ones will be painted with gold paint, not the white, which we used before. They also have U.S.A. engraved on the side, and a different tip number stamp and star stamp on the other side. Check out the gorgeous picture below.

10MFAN METAL MOUTHPIECES: Something else that I am very happy to announce, is that my new 10MFAN metal tenor mouthpieces will be out this summer and fall. We are starting with my Black Widow model. I will also introduce my Classic, Robusto, and Showtime models in metal as this year goes on. My friend Matt Marantz will be at the helm of the refacing work and plating work on my metals. VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

The new changes for my new metal tenors: For my new metal line, we are making the bodies thinner and lighter than before. These will fit tons of ligatures, and make players very happy. I am looking to use a body size similar to the old Link metals. I find them comfortable, not too thin, and not too wide. The Guardala body size is a little thin for my tastes. Its all about constantly improving what you do. When you stop listening and stop being open to changes, that’s when you stop improving! The facing curves, the tip rails, the resistance, and feel of the pieces, are different from where they were. This is very exciting for me as a player, and for a whole new generation of 10MFAN fans.

Thanks for your support, as always. My goal is to make the finest mouthpieces in the saxophone world, and your suggestions have truly helped change my mouthpieces forever.

All the best, Mark