The balance of carefully designed and produced dimensions and facings gives HITE mouthpieces their extreme flexibility, superior intonation patterns and comfort through out the entire range of the instrument, at all dynamic levels. J&D Hite professional model mouthpieces are made of top quality hard rubber and are personally hand-finished and tested to ensure consistency and playability. The design of our soprano saxophone mouthpiece is similar to the French square throat style except that the square corners have been rounded. A longer bead at the back and lean sides cut down on the bulk of the mouthpiece. In response to players who have requested good low register response as well as an easy high register F and F#, we have developed a shorter, slightly more open facing. The refinement of the facing in both the table and the rails enhances the overall performance and playability.