The SH 1.5 has a soft, round, comfortable rim. The cup is medium shallow (similar to Bach D). There is a high alpha angle for a more gentle slope into the cup. The entrance to the throat is rounded to allow good air flow for a nice big sound. Slotting and intonation are excellent with the SH 1.5. It is a versatile piece, good for everything from concert legit to screaming lead. Customers that have played the SH 1.5 have described it as feeling similar to a Marcinkiewicz E9.1. It is not a copy of this piece, but has a similar rim and cup. The SH 1.5 has the Legends enhanced throat (#27), enhanced throat cylinder length, and Legends S backbore. These elements maximize endurance, range and sound for the player.