Sepia Tone Vintage Marble Signature 2023
In celebration of Gottsu’s 12th anniversary, the Marble Signature 2023 edition has been enhanced with the revolutionary new “underscrew” system sliding ligature!
The design is nearly identical to the Vintage Signature, but grooves parallel to the table have been added in order to support the new sliding ligature, which is machined from brass. The body is made of black-orange marbled ebonite, and the solid silver shank ring is plated with 24k gold. Compared to the standard Vintage Signature, this mouthpiece has a nearly identical tone but feels softer and more pleasant to play.
In addition, the new Gottsu “underscrew” ligature system, inspired the unique Lawton sliding ligature, accompanies the mouthpiece. The ligature slides into grooves cut parallel to the mouthpiece table, and utilizes a mechanism that presses the contact plate securely and evenly down onto the reed, which significantly improves performance over a conventional ligature.
I went through trial and error to see if I could make Vintage Signature out of marble.
Not only did we change the material, but we also subtly modified the shape to match the material, and plated the SV950 shank ring with 24 gold to create a surprisingly tasteful tone. We went through trial and error to see if we could adopt the new patent-pending ligature system to a conical hard rubber mouthpiece. Try very lightly tightening the screw on the slide ligature so that there is not much tension. There is a tone that you have never experienced before. Gottsu’s new mouthpieces are the result of the highest quality materials and technical excellence. This offers saxophonists even more musical possibilities.
Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Opening size: Baritone: 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120
Tenor: 89, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115
Alto: 71, 75, 79, 83, 87
Soprano: 51, 55, 59, 63, 67
* See table below for mm sizing
Material: Marbled Ebonite*
950 Silver plated with 24K Gold
Vintage brass plated with 24K Gold
* Dark brown and orange, high-quality ebonite with no additives.
Chamber shape: Round
Tone and characteristics: Reverberant, easy to blow, powerful
Recommended reed: Natural cane reed