Many players have made Otto Link the name that it is, and this mouthpiece is a great example. It plays with that solid Link tone and feel, not dark but not bright either. It is perfectly balanced and plays like butter with # 2 1/2 reeds. Excellent for any player, beginner or professional, because it has a perfect facing, making it very reed friendly. This mouthpiece is far better than a brand new Link Tone Edge, no question about it. You will be delighted.