10MFAN Mouthpieces has a new craftsman at the helm…. Exciting new changes to my mouthpiece line!

I thank Eric Falcon for his hand finishing and mouthpiece work for the past 6 years for me. Now it’s time to announce that I am now working with a new world class craftsman with my 10MFAN hard rubber mouthpieces.  He is someone you all know and respect greatly, and he has asked to remain anonymous for now. 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, I have found ways to make the experience fresh and I believe even more enjoyable for far more players.

Facing curves play an integral part in how the player feels about the mouthpiece and the sound. Eric Falcon and I used long facing curves, which we loved, but I know many players found them to be too free blowing. I have listened to feedback and understand that there are many players that want more to push against to color the sound even more. I have discovered through trying different facing curves with my new refacer, that I can use a more traditional set of facing curves and just allow the designs of my original mouthpieces, to do what they were designed to do—- without forcing anything with a longer curve. This changes everything!

By the time you read this, the new changes have already been implemented with my new craftsman. I am now using a more traditional set of facing curves that will allow more players to feel the right amount of resistance they have looked for, while allowing the mouthpieces to blow smooth top to bottom. Players will also be able to use a slightly softer reed and be able to whisper on the pieces, when needed.

The tip rail widths have also changed for you: The tip rails are no longer super thin like we had them. They are wider than they were to allow players more flexibility in lining up their reeds, without having to be so precise with the reed placement. 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