Sepia Tone VI

The Sepia Tone VI is the standard Gottsu model – developed with the aim of reviving vintage jazz with modern technology. While it appears to be named with the roman numeral VI (6), the “VI” is in fact an abbreviation for “Vintage”. Having been in production for more than a decade, the VI has become the most popular Gottsu mouthpiece in Japan. It features a dark, focused tone, and ease of blowing and expression.


I made this model to give musicians nostalgia while playing it.  The style is designed to reflect the vintage jazz era.  Although other styles and sounds are fun to explore for a while, this mouthpiece will be the favorite that you always return to. 

The reason I decided to implement 5-axis center machining at Gottsu was because of this model.  I really wanted to make the best hard-rubber mouthpiece in the world, so I spent many hours studying the programming in order to fix errors by myself.  That is how I started to create this Sepia Tone VI model.  

—Masahiko Goto—


Instruments:  Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano

Opening Size:  

Baritone: 6, 7, 7☆,8, 9

Tenor: 6, 6☆, 7, 7☆, 8, 8☆, 9

Alto: 5, 6, 7, 8

Soprano: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

※see table below for mm sizing 

Material:Hard-rubber (Ebonite)

Chamber shape:Round 

Baffle:Roll-over baffle 

Tone characteristics:

Dark, Expressive, Easy to blow and control   


Natural cane reed recommended 


Audio Samples

A demonstration of each model.


Jürgen Hagenlocher

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Opening size chart