Bb Tenor 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

90
229
92
235
95
241
100
254
102
260
105
266
110
280
112
285
115
292
120
305
125
315
130
330
135
345
140
356


Mouthpiece
- T
235
- - T
260
- T
280
T
285
- - T
315
- T
350
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Otto-Link 6 - 6* 7 - 7* 8 - 8* 9 9* 10 10* 11
Bari 90 - 95 100 - 105 110 - 115 120 125 130 135 140
Vandoren T35 T45 - T55 - T75 T77 - T95 T10 - - - T97
  1. T 235 is a 2.35 mm tip opening (92/00”) 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.< br />Best fit with 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 reeds.
  2. T 260 is a 2.60 mm tip opening (102/00”) 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. T 280 is a 2.80 mm tip opening (110/00”) 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, centered 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. T 285 is a 2.85 mm tip opening (112/00”) equivalent to the traditional “8/8*” 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. T 315 is a 3.15 mm tip opening (124/00”) 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 centered pitch with flexibility, lot of projection and a big fat low range “à la Ben Webster”. For the player who likes to blow a lot of air without loosing control.
    Best fit with 2 to 4 reeds.
  6. T 350 is a 3.50 mm tip opening (137/00”) 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. Not for everyone but Wow!

Ligature’s fit

All “L TEN” ligatures fit the Tenor 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 :

In order to offer to the saxophonists a mouthpiece at a more affordable price, the most popular Alto and Tenor saxophone mouthpieces are also proposed in a REGULAR version.

It features :

Suggested Retail Prices (VAT included on European market)

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€ -



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