MANTRA Tenor Saxophone

MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MSRP: $6,495.00 USD
$4,695.00 USD
Mouthpiece Care Kit: Gold, Nickel and Hard Rubber - $19.95 (details)
Pressure Plate Set - $44.95 (details)

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THE MANTRA TENOR SAXOPHONE

 

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 MANTRA is so inspiring to play, I’m falling back in love with the saxophone!” - Tim Izo Orindgreff (The Black-Eyed Peas)

 

The MANTRA neck is a quantum 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.

 

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!


SOUND 

  • 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!

DESIGN

  • 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.

DETAILS

  • Finish: Available in Platinum and Vintified finishes.

  • Brace: Four point bell-to-body brace.
  • Reticulated Interior: Creates Boundary-Layer-Effect.

  • Vibrationally Free neck: Nothing soldered to neck.

  • In-line key felts: Low Eb, C, B and Bb do not twist due to in-line bumpers.

 

“The MANTRA is so inspiring to play, I’m falling back in love with the saxophone!” - Tim Izo Orindgreff (The Black-Eyed Peas)

 

"The MANTRA is the best saxophone I've played in my life."  - Eddie Baccus Jr. (Peaces of a Dream)

 

“The MANTRA is mind-boggling! It’s in a class by itself! I am thoroughly DIGGIN' this horn, man!!  It's pure pleasure to play an instrument of such stellar quality, that combines the best of the legendary saxophones of the past, with all of the cutting edge, innovative features, Theo has designed into the Mantra! The end result is an instrument that is incredibly natural feeling in terms of its ergonomics and the way the airstream feels, as it moves through the horn! The Mantra represents an advancement in saxophone design and is truly, a joy to play! The thought and dedication you have put into your products is very much in evidence. Saxophonists, all over, are reaping the benefits of your focusing on the finer details of mouthpiece and saxophone manufacture.”  - Ron Holloway (Allman Brothers, Little Feet)

 

“The Mantra is a slammin’ horn! The Mantra mouthpiece is a slammin’ piece!  Theo Wanne’s Mantra tenor saxophone, mouthpiece, case and attention to detail are second to none.  He has done it again. This horn clearly demonstrates the fact that the development of the saxophone continues and the bar has yet again been raised by Theo Wanne and the Mantra.  Any saxophonist looking to buy a quality tenor saxophone need not look any further.  Maybe I can borrow it for a couple decades…” www.saxshed.com -  Skip Spratt (Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, The Temptations)

 

"The MANTRA is like hitting the lottery.  It's the horn I've been waiting for over 50 years!" - Sir Waldo Weathers (15 years with James Brown)

 

"The MANTRA is amazing!  It feels like a part of me when I play it." - Mike Macarthur (Maynard Ferguson, Diane Schuur)

 

"Hi, Theo! i'm the owner of one of your great Mantra Tenor Saxophones. Just want to thank you about it. Playing this instrument makes me feel like flying on airbus and watching on another saxes like fields below. It's the second horn bought in Russia. As Valery said to me. Thank you!!!!" - Dmitry Tolochkov (Russia)

 

"My Mantra tenor saxophone embarrasses any other sax that I play!" - Big Saxy Brainen

 

"THIS IS THE BEST SAX I'VE EVER PLAYED!!!!  This sax is truly amazing! I have truly come to understand and appreciate all the wonderful engineering tweaks you've done to this beautiful instrument. I can't stop looking at it, playing it and marveling at it's sonic beauty. This is the saxophone I wish I had all along." - Jim Scimonetti

 

 

 

 

     Keith McKelley MANTRA Tenor Sax Review

 

     Sax.co.uk MANTRA Tenor Saxophone Review

 

     Eddie Baccus, Jr on MANTRA Tenor Sax 

 

Saxshed Online and Video Review:   “The MANTRA is a slammin’ horn! The Mantra mouthpiece is a slammin’ piece! Theo has done it again. This horn clearly demonstrates the fact that the development of the saxophone continues and the bar has yet again been raised by Theo Wanne and the MANTRA. Any saxophonist looking to buy a quality tenor saxophone need not look any further. Maybe I can borrow it for a couple decades…” Full Review Here

 

 

Gearhead: Theo Wanne’s Innovative Mantra Tenor Saxophone "A spiritual sax that plays and sounds great and looks even better. In all, the Mantra is an eye-catcher with excellent playability and outstanding sound. It isn’t gaudy or flashy with lack of function, but designed with class and intelligence." - Matt Rippetoe for JazzTimes June 2012 issue

 

 

"Mouthpiece maker Theo Wanne entered the saxophone market with the MANTRA tenor, an innovative horn designed to be incredibly solid and resonant. Nothing is soldered to the neck of the MANTRA -- the saxophone's Resonance neck brace and Resonance octave key are totally isolated, so there's no damping effect. The screws, thumb rest and bell-to-body brace are all made of solid titanium. Featuring a large bore and bell, the saxophone has a constant tenon taper from the first tone hole to the last." - (NAMM Top 50 Band Standouts)

 

 

"I purchased The Mantra with doing a ton of research. Even calling the manufacturer to discuss specs etc... I contacted several persons that I heard playing on Youtube and they convinced me to give it a try. Prior to I played a Yamaha YTS-62. It's a good horn but not "great". I actually used to record on a demo cd but never was completely satisfied with the sound I was getting. I tried mouthpieces that ranged from $300-$450 and still no success. This horn, The Mantra; is incredible. Besides the 30 different innovations, you have to try it for yourself. The highs are high and the lows are there with little effort. I've been using DC NY reeds and the intonation is there especially in the upper register. I'm definitely satisfied." - Robert Richard (WWBW Review)

Testimonials

The MANTRA is so inspiring to play, I’m falling back in love with the saxophone!” - Tim Izo Orindgreff (The Black-Eyed Peas)

"My Mantra tenor saxophone embarrasses any other sax that I play!" - Big Saxy Brainen

"The best saxophone I've played in my life."  - Eddie Baccus Jr. (Peaces of a Dream)

“It’s in a class by itself!”  - Ron Holloway (Allman Brothers)

“The Mantra is a slammin’ horn! Theo has done it again."  -  Skip Spratt (Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin)

"The MANTRA is like hitting the lottery." - Sir Waldo Weathers (15 years with James Brown)

"THIS IS THE BEST SAX I'VE EVER PLAYED!" - Jim Scimonett