Eb Baritone saxophone   

Clear options have been made: 6 different tip openings combined with different facings. The efficiency has been privileged. It gives the player the flexibility to make it play the way HE wants.

Openings Comparative Chart

1/1000 inch
1/100  mm
100
254
102
259
105
266
110
279
112
285
115
292
120
305
125
317
128
325
130
330
135
343
140
356
145
368


Mouthpiece
- B260 - - B285 - B305   B325 - B345   B365
Otto-Link 6 - 6* 7 - 7* 8 8*   9 9* 10 10*
Lawton 5* - 6 6* - 7 7* 8   8* 9 9* 10
Vandoren - - B75 - - - - B95   - - - -
  1. B 260 is a 2.60 mm tip opening (102/00”) equivalent to the traditional “6” opening. Combined with a medium facing length and a progressive facing curve. Very stable with enough flexibility to vary sound colors, fast response.
    Best fit with 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 reeds.
  2. B 285 is a 2.85 mm tip opening (112/00”) equivalent to the traditional “7” opening. Combined with a medium facing length and a soft facing curve. Great flexibility with a lot of projection and immediate response.
    Best fit with 2 1/2 to 4 reeds.
  3. B 305 is a 3.05 mm tip opening (120/00”) equivalent to the traditional “8” opening. Combined with a medium short facing length and a progressive facing curve. This is the “universal” mouthpiece: very stable, centred pitch, small enough to be playable by good amateurs and students, big enough to put real amount of air and be playable by professionals. Lots of projection with bottom on the attack of the note, very precise.
    Virtually every reeds fit, from 1 1/2 to 5.
  4. B 325 is a 3.25 mm tip opening (128/00”) equivalent to the traditional “8*/9” opening. Combined with a medium long facing length and a soft facing curve. Due to the longer facing curve, it brings more resistance and takes more air. (This make it feel “bigger”) The soft curve gives it a lot of flexibility. This is the best mouthpiece for the professional player that needs to use all possibilities of dynamics, sound colors and range in one mouthpiece without having to struggle too hard on a real big mouthpiece.
    Best fit with 2 1/2 to 4 reeds.
  5. B 345 is a 3.45 mm tip opening (136/00”) equivalent to the traditional “9*” opening. Combined with a medium long facing length and a progressive facing curve. Very well balanced and efficient, it keeps a well-centred pitch with flexibility, lot of projection and a big fat low range. For the player who likes to blow a lot of air without loosing control.
    Best fit with 2 to 4 reeds.
  6. B 365 is a 3.65 mm tip opening (144/00”) equivalent to the traditional “10*” opening. Combined with a long facing length and a progressive facing curve. Enormous sound, flexibility, projection, very fat low range, for the player who needs a total freedom of expression and is prepared to put a lot of air, having developed a good control of the embouchure/air stream balance. Plays very well on the Bass Saxophone also.

Ligature’s fit

All “L BAR” ligatures fit the Baritone “Spectruoso” Mouthpiece.

Regular & Signature

Every single Francois Louis® mouthpiece is hand finished: tip, baffle, window, facing, front rail, side rails and beak.

Spectruoso mouthpiece

The High End “Spectruoso” mouthpiece is the
FL “Signature” mouthpiece.
It is entirely hand finished by FL himself , signed on every mouthpiece’s table and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

FL Signature mouthpiece

FL Signature mouthpiece

It features :

Suggested 2017 Retail Prices (VAT included on European market)

Soprano Alto Tenor Baritone
“Signature” 288.15€ 288.15€ 309.90€ 379.50€
Regular 246.85€ 258.25€ -