Theo Wanne GAIA Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
New GAIA-2 Design | Hard Rubber
The GAIA alto has a traditional full sound similar to a vintage Meyer Bros. alto mouthpiece. It is designed for a traditional full and rich sound with very good projection. Also, due to its True Large Chamber, it has an even bigger, fuller sound than the vintage mouthpieces. It is incredibly rich sounding and is both fun and inspirational to play.
The GAIA alto tends towards a traditional Jazz taste, but is quite versatile. The GAIA alto has a medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and our True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound.
Theo uses the highest quality, most resonant, hard rubber available today in saxophone mouthpieces. By optimizing manufacturing techniques and recipes for hard rubber manufactured in the 1940s and 50s by the Meyer Bros., Otto Link, and Henry Chedeville, the rich resonant sound previously only available in vintage mouthpieces is BACK. There has never been a better hard rubber mouthpiece made….EVER!
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With every Theo Wanne mouthpiece, we include a free Free “Heavy Copper” reed plate. Theo includes his standard “Alive” reed plate with each mouthpiece. We then asked Theo to build us a custom, heavier reed plate that we could give away with every mouthpiece. This heavy copper plate gives a richer core to the tone of the mouthpiece and also helps provide better reed sealing for thinner reeds. Just another example of Kessler & Sons Music going the extra step for our customers!
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The GAIA alto has a traditional sound similar to a vintage Meyer alto mouthpiece. It uses the highest quality hard rubber available, a medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and our True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound surpassing all mouthpieces new or vintage in it’s category.
Large chambers have been widely explored in the history of tenor mouthpieces, but very little has been done with alto mouthpieces, until now. The GAIA Alto mouthpiece opens up a whole new world for the alto saxophone. The GAIA alto is truly revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.
- Outplays histories best Meyer Mouthpieces.
- Full, rich and fat traditional sound with a hint of edge.
- Medium Roll-Over Baffle combined with precision crafted True Large Chamber.
- Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.
- Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on mouthpiece design and manufacturing.