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
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MANTRA Tenor Saxophone
MSRP: $6,495.00 USD
$4,495.00 USD

Mouthpiece Care Kit: Gold, Nickel and Hard Rubber - $19.95 (details)
Pressure Plate Set - $44.95 (details)

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THE MANTRA 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 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, along with more than 30 innovations and features, the MANTRA is the most amazing sounding saxophone ever made. Join the Theo Wanne Revolution!

 

We recommend purchasing the MANTRA mouthpiece with the MANTRA tenor, as they have a great Synergistic fit!   For a darker sound the AMBIKA and GAIA are great choices and for a more contemporary sound we recommend the DURGA or DATTA!




  1. "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)
  2. “The MANTRA is so inspiring to play, I’m falling back in love with the saxophone!” - Tim Izo Orindgreff (The Black-Eyed Peas)
  3. "The MANTRA is the best saxophone I've played in my life."  - Eddie Baccus Jr. (Peaces of a Dream)
  4. “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)
  5. “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)
  6. "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)
  7. "The MANTRA is amazing!  It feels like a part of me when I play it." - Mike Macarthur (Maynard Ferguson, Diane Schuur)
  8. "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

  9. Gearhead: Theo Wanne’s Innovative Mantra Tenor Saxophone "A spiritual sax that plays and sounds great and looks even better."
  10. "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 forJazzTimes June 2012 issue