ENLIGHTENED Ligature - Alto XL

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Theo’s new ligature is truly revolutionary. It has only three points of contact with the mouthpiece allowing for incredible resonance.  It also utilizes the  best pressure plate system in the world. Building on his incredible knowledge of both vintage and new ligature designs Theo has created the new reference ligature for saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. You'll feel like your mouthpiece has improved in every way.

  • Huge vibrational qualities bring out bigger, fuller and more alive sound!
  • ONLY 3 points of contact with mouthpiece.
  • Includes both alive gold and heavy copper pressure plates.
  • Sizes that fit most mouthpiece types and manufacturers. SIZE CHART
  • Fits our Pressure Plate Kit to fine tune your sound from dark to bright.
  • Its beauty is topped only by its performance!

Comes standard with all of our Hard Rubber mouthpieces.

KALI Tenor HR  
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Enlightened Ligature Sizing Chart

The Enlightened Ligature comes in sizes to fit many mouthpieces. Please use the above chart to find out which size fits your mouthpiece.
Enlightened Ligature Set-Up Instructions

The above instructions detail how to use your Enlightened Ligature.


“I am truly amazed how well this ligature works! My volume and control become more manageable and my tone much more in-line with what I have been trying to achieve for quite a time.” -  Brian Mitchell Brody


"As a professional clarinet player I must say this is the best ligature I have ever played. Everyone I know is switching to it."


"The freest playing ligature I have ever tried...and I feel like I have tried them all! I love it!"


"The enlightened ligature is the best ligature made. That is why I want to carry them in all our stores!"


"The difference the enlightened ligature makes is really shocking! It's like pulling a sock out of the bell of my horn."


"The Sax" Magazine rated the Enlightened Ligature #1 in the world when testing all available ligatures in the market:

“The Enlightened Ligature has a very quick response, even when equipped with a heavy reed plate. I feel like I can express myself naturally. It has a wide range of dynamics and its articulation clearly responds. The design is very simple and cool looking. The feel of the reed-plate structure is wonderful. The Theo Wanne Enlightened Ligature had the best rating and was my favorite to play."

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"The Enlightened Ligature is terrific! It helps control the sound, but still allows the mouthpiece to vibrate without choking it off." -Rick Kessel publisher for SBO, MMR, JAZZed, Choral Director


'The Sax' Magazine rated the Enlightened Ligature #1 in the world when testing all available ligatures in the market.