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