A look back at our Enlightened Ligature

August 1, 2012 by

I just found the very first prototype of the Enlightened Ligature. The concept was for minimal contact with the body of the mouthpiece. So I used Jade and Solid Brass balls.

Theo Wanne Enlightened Ligature Prototype


 Our current Enlightened Ligature is the result of tests like this one. All to create the best ligature ever!

Theo Wanne Enlightened Ligature


MANTRA Mouthpiece

August 1, 2012 by

Did you know that we created a brand new mouthpiece for our saxophone? If not, check it out! Here is an early look at our MANTRA Mouthpiece.

Theo Wanne MANTRA Mouthpiece

MANTRA Vintified

August 1, 2012 by

Here is an early look at our Vintified version of the MANTRA.

Theo Wanne Vintified MANTRA Tenor

I have often taken my vintage horns and stripped all the lacquer off them to let a natural patina show up. The patina does something unique to the sound, giving a very free and lively feeling, yet, still with that dark tone. That is why I developed our Vintified mouthpieces. Our Vintified finish is very natural, with variations in color throughout the horn as would naturally occur. As our other finishes are pretty, I am trying to maximize the sound potential with this type of finish on our Vintified horns.