For the cost of a couple of reeds, you can save yourself a ton of money and a load of aggravation. Don't spend $100.00 to $500.00 on a mouthpiece before reading this book. 1. Learn the properties to look for to get the sound you want. 2. Learn how mouthpieces work and how certain design characteristics affect sound and playability. 3. Learn what mouthpieces to check out and why. 4. Learn about sax necks, ligatures, reeds and much more! Includes lots of photos and illustrations. You'll refer to this guide again and again!