The year 2021 was the 10th anniversary of Gottsu. The best technology accumulated over the last 10 years has been gathered in this model – the new “Master 2021”.
The protrusion on the top of the mouthpiece has been added, which is based on the legendary vintage mouthpiece used by tenor legends such as John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Jimmy Heath, etc. The intricate details on the mouthpiece – low and short rollover bumps, wide chambers and sidewalls – are reproduced by elaborate machining.
The Master is the flagship model of Gottsu’s metal mouthpiece lineup. Masahiko Goto studied the brass composition of vintage mouthpieces, and selected the most similar brass from which to make metal mouthpieces. This model is plated with Nickel and 18K-gold after the hand-finishing process. The mouthpiece features a deep, dark, soft sound with an edge, and clear tone on sub-tones.
“I have really been enjoying working with the Sepia Tone Master 2021 mouthpiece. Beautifully crafted and finished and it plays as good as it looks! I think they really nailed the shape profile. It has a great core and top end. The baffle and facing curve really allow a great control and consistency and it responds well to various voicings and airstreams without shutting down or getting too shrill.
As many players do, I started out on and always tend to gravitate to Links or Link type mouthpieces on tenor. Over the years I’ve had a chance to play test other players prized vintage links. Most were good a few were incredible and a couple were stinkers. This inconsistency has always made me wary of purchasing a vintage link. I feel the Gottsu products have amazing consistency. From design to manufacturing and to finishing they are second to none. I highly recommend the Master 2021!”
—Andy Wulf —
Opening Size: (1/1000inch)
※See chart at the bottom of the page for mm sizing.
Material: Vintage Brass
Chamber Shape: Round
Baffle: Low Baffle
Characteristics: Very dark, soft with an edge
Recommended Reed：Natural Cane Reed