Berg Larsen Ebonite (HR) Tenor Sax Mouthpiece 105 – 1 – M
This is a new-from-the-factory Berg Larsen Ebonite tenor sax mouthpiece.
It is stamped 105 – 1 – M. The “105” should be the tip opening measurement in inches (0.105″), but in actuality I measure it at 0.112″. Why the variance? I do not know. When I measure an Otto Link or Meyer from Babbitt in Elkhart, it is usually with 1 or 2 thousandth of what it is supposed to be. In any event…this tip opening is larger than what is stamped on the mouthpiece.
The “1” in 105-1-M indicates a fairly high baffle, adding projection to the sound. And the “M” indicates a slightly longer facing. I measure the facing at 26mm. The longer facing means the curve is spread out over a longer distance, making it more gradual, which aids in playability. It especially helps playing the low notes at the bottom of the horn. I have trouble getting the M facing curve mouthpieces.
This mouthpiece comes with the original ligature and cap.