Theo Wanne GAIA 3 Ebonite Mouthpiece - Soprano Saxophone

£429.00
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Description

The GAIA 3 soprano mouthpiece has revolutionized the soprano world

It has a modern projection, but also a full rich, fat, and robust sound only found in a large chamber mouthpiece. The GAIA 3 has been further updated with Theo's proprietary new baffle design, for far more core and body to sound, while maintaining the big warm traditional sound the GAIA is known for!

For decades musician’s asked Theo for the perfect large chamber soprano mouthpiece. He modified vintage Buescher and Slant Otto Link (among others) vintage mouthpieces. Each of these had wonderful characteristics, but none were the ‘whole package.’ So Theo designed the GAIA 3. The feedback has been overwhelming relief from many players who finally found the mouthpiece giving them the sound they always desired.

Jan Garbarek - TW Soprano Mouthpiece Square“And there it is! The soprano piece I´ve been longing for all these years! It sings in all registers, pp – ff, in tune, open yet focused, and fat sounding like a sax should be. The GAIA soprano is stunning, and suits me perfectly!” – Jan Garbarek (Keith Jarrett, George Russell, Grammy Nominee, 31 Internationally Acclaimed Albums)

The GAIA 3 still uses a True Large Chamber, like most vintage soprano mouthpieces made in the first half of the last century. However, those mouthpieces combined a large chamber with a low baffle and floor configuration, which made good classical mouthpieces but never really worked for contemporary playing. The GAIA 3’s unique design opens up a whole new world for the soprano saxophone. It maintains the ‘vintage’ beauty of sound but adds depth and versatility never before possible.

Like all Theo Wanne™ mouthpieces, they are manufactured with accuracy higher than any other mouthpiece, vintage or new, and uses the highest quality materials in its construction. The GAIA 3 is truly revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.

SOUND

Modern projection with a full rich, fat, and robust sound never before heard from a soprano mouthpiece.

Revolutionary in marrying the benefits of vintage design and modern construction.

DESIGN

Includes our True Large Chamber! The rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip. Perfectly sculpted roll-over baffle.

Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.

Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

DETAILS

Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case!

Serial Number: Includes serial number showing care given to your mouthpiece.

Plating: Reticulated 24K Gold plating with highlights on globe logo on the metal mouthpiece.

Premium Hard Rubber: The Hard Rubber GAIA 3 uses the finest vintage style hard rubber on the planet!

Ligature: The Hard Rubber GAIA 3 includes the Enlightened Ligature, rated #1 ligature in the world. To truly individualize your sound, try Theo's premium Pressure Plates, which fit all of their mouthpieces and ligatures!.

Cap: Patented Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.

Bite Pad: User-Replaceable Bite Pads allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads.

Saxophone Setup

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.   Here at Sax.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough play-test from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

Delivery & Returns

FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £75 TO UK MAINLAND

COMPETITIVE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES & PAY THE FINAL LANDED COST AT CHECKOUT!

If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here

DELIVERY SCHEDULE

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

RETURNS

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom ordered goods, products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (reeds, mouthpieces etc), digital download codes or software licences. Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.