The mouthpiece is much improved. It still felt a little “off” the first couple of times I played it. Then one day, I thought I was playing my friend’s unmarked “mystery” piece that I like and I was SO happy with it. I had been playing it for a couple of hours and it was just singing. I was wondering – I better play the Missing Link again and try to analyze the issues I have with it and write to Joe. BOOM! I looked and, lo and behold, I had been playing yours all afternoon! I love it. Thanks for doing a great job.