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Sepia Tone Vintage Signature

Sepia Tone Vintage Signature is the pinnacle of Gottsu mouthpieces.  Having exhaustively researched vintage mouthpieces, we contributed our own expertise in order to give birth to a mouthpiece the alike of which has not yet existed.  Its tone is characterized by a thick bass and power that feels solid and centered.  The silver ring is coated with a special material that prevents discoloration and gives it a beautiful shine forever – making it a mouthpiece that will continue to look great on stage and anywhere.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Gottsu undertook the challenge of working with silver, resulting in the development of a silver ligature.  Having aquired the ability to craft silver, the next logical step was to see what happens if silver is fused with an ebonite mouthpiece. The first impression of the prototype was that the excellent tone from the silver was transmitted to the saxophone itself.  However, the resistance was so strong that it was difficult to blow for very long.  Therefore, the production of a new mouthpiece that makes the best use of the characteristics of silver was started.  The number of prototypes for the mouthpiece exceeded 100 – refining aspects such as the shape of the baffle, the shape of the body and the balance of silver.  In April 2022, the Sepia Tone Vintage Signature was completed.  It is the world’s greatest jazz mouthpiece.

—Masahiko Goto—


Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Opening size: Tenor (6, 6 ☆, 7, 7 ☆, 8, 8 ☆, 9) Alto (5, 6, 7, 8,) * See table below for mm sizing (same size as VI). Material: Ebonite & 950 Silver * The ebonite is a dark brown, high-quality ebonite with no additives. Chamber shape: Round Baffle: Rollover Tone and characteristics: Rough tone, reverberant, easy to blow, powerful Style: Jazz Recommended reed: Natural cane reed

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Opening Size Chart