Hand finishing mouthpieces has always been more art than science. Sure, it has become common practice to use precisely mathematically defined facing curves (as we do), but this is only the start. Facing and restoring reed mouthpieces well requires an understanding of the complex interactions between reed, facing curve, tip, baffle, acoustics -- the craftsmanship to make the right changes -- and the chops to know when you're done!
Standard refacing includes optimization of all of the most functional parts of the mouthpiece, typically including (but not limited to) the following:
Prices for a full standard refacing are:
Repairs (biteplate, dents, replating, etc.) are extra.
All refacing is done by Morgan Fry. Turnaround time is typically 4-5 weeks.
Need some work done or just have a question? email Morgan for an estimate.