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Josef Klier - "Exclusive" K Series French Horn Mouthpieces

By the help of the K- and M- series the french horn player will be able to achieve different sound ideas with the same cup and rim diameter.

The M series is distinguished by a brilliant sound with clear timbre. It is made possible by a more round and flat cup.

In contrast, the somewhat deeper cone-shaped cup of the K- series supports a classic dark timbre. Furthermore the rims are more rounded.

This way, K- and M- models help to meet the miscellaneous demands of the fremch horn player.

Options/Customisations available

  • 2EM SD, Stefan Dohr, silver plated
  • Perspex
  • Plastic rim, silver body
  • Silver plated rim, perspex body
  • Gold plated rim, perspex body
  • Plastic rim, perspex body
  • Backbore
    • A1: Small, narrow
    • A2: Average

Model table

Nr
Rim
(mm)
Cup
(mm)
Deepest




Shallowest
Bore
(mm)
4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.8
W01 26.5
18.5
01AK
01BK
01CK
01DK
01EK
01FK
W1 26
18
1AK
1BK
1CK
1DK
1EK 1FK
W2 25.5
17.5
2AK
1BK
2CK
2DK
2EK
2FK
W3
25
17
3AK
3BK
3CK
3DK
3EK
3FK
W4
24.5
16.5
4AK
4BK
4CK
4DK
4EK
4FK

About the JK Exclusive Series

Many producers of mouthpieces use model designations, which provide only insufficient information about cup diameter, cup depth and rim contour. At an early stage, Roland Klier noticed the disadvantages of these model designations which resulted for the brass player looking for a mouthpiece.

In 1964, along with the Exclusive Line, he drafted a logical and easy-to-understand system of designation, which enabled the player to recognize all relevant data from the model number at first glance. In addition, he develops a revolutionary concept of combining cup, bore and back bore, allowing the usage of Klier mouthpieces in every musical style.

The exceptionally large selection that the Exclusive Line offered provided every brass player the possibility to find his personal mouthpiece. Moreover, the rim contours of trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn mouthpieces with the same cup diameter are identical. This allows the player to quickly switch without any difficulty.

The unique outer shape of the Exclusive series is the result of numerous tests which had the aim of elaborating the optimum weight of the mouthpiece. It has established itself as a distinctive feature of the JK Exclusive series. The Exclusive Export Line is an enhancement of the Exclusive series. The rim diameter and shape are identical to those of the Exclusive series, allowing hassle-free switching between the series.

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