Theo Wanne Mantra Tenor Saxophone
***NEW - the 2016 MANTRA Tenor is now provided with a brand-new, Titanium neck, with a revamped bore and taper for easier altissimo and improved intonation, and EXTREME Roo Pads™ and a complete setup at Music Medic in NC, USA ***
The MANTRA saxophone is the most advanced saxophone available, using the highest technology in the industry and integrating over 30 innovations and features. Mantra: A sound, or group of sounds, that leads the speaker to freedom.
The original MANTRA neck was a huge leap forward in neck design! Besides its completely new taper and shape, the brace and octave key are fully isolated from the neck tube. The neck is totally free to resonate. Furthermore, the octave key rides on cartridge ball bearings completely isolating it from the neck tube and brace. Expanding on the idea of complete resonance, the 2016 MANTRA features a neck made using a new, innovative taper that Theo created, along with an extremely resonant tube made from a special Titanium alloy. This extra resonance created by the material allowed us to use a traditional octave mechanism, giving years of maintenance free enjoyment!
The bell-to-body brace has four fully captured points of contact with the body. It is far stronger than a traditional brace while allowing for previously unheard of vibrational freedom.
The low C and B/Bb key-guard felts are in-line with the key arms. The key cups do not twist like on other saxophones, or dampen vibration by having extra arms soldered to the key cup.
The reticulated finish, which is also inside the saxophone, creates a boundary layer of air like the dimpled surface of a golf ball or like sharkskin does with water. As a result, the airstream travels freer through the saxophone!
Continuing his tradition of making the world’s best products the MANTRA is the most amazing sounding saxophone ever made!
Huge power, projection and edge, but with the flexibility to stay calm and sweet if desired!!!
Perfect for all types of music you wish to show expression in!
Based off of vintage saxophone phonics, and updated with modern technology.
Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces and saxophones.
Finish: Available in Platinum Lacquer.
Set-Up: Pads and setup are done at Music Medic, the USA's foremost saxophone shop
Brace: Four point bell-to-body brace.
Reticulated Interior: Creates Boundary-Layer-Effect.
Titanium Neck Tube: Sonically superior, effortless altissimo, great intonation.
In-line key felts: Low Eb, C, B and Bb do not twist due to in-line bumpers.