Vincent Bach was a rare combination of artist and engineer. He was constantly changing his mouthpiece designs until the mid 1960’s when they became more standardized.
The formalization of the 27 throat and backbore to cup letter (A=24, B=7, C= 10, etc.) created a standard for the mouthpiece making that is still used today. These standards are known today as the Classic Series.
|Depth of Cup||Approx. Cup Dia.||Rim Shape||Description|
Fairly large cup, good for all-around use.
|5C*||Medium||16.25mm||Medium wide, well rounded toward the inside and outside, fairly flat.||For players with a strong embouchure who do not like a sharp edge. The tone is lively and rich.|