Yamaha Custom Series clarinet mouthpieces are sculpted out of choice ebonite, a high-quality hard rubber which offers a deep resonance and tonalqualities similar to those of natural wood. Every step of the productio n, from the initial shaping of the mouthpiece blank to the final hand crafting of the facing, is done by Yamahas experienced artisans for complete control ensuring consistent high quality. Yamaha has spent years working together with many of the worlds greatest musicians, studying their mouthpieces and discovering ways to improve them. The Custom Series incorporates this experience in the design and manufacture of every mouthpiece in the series. They are are characterized by a rich warm tone with exceptional clarity. Their accurate intonation and comfortability have have made them popular with many leading artists.