The Mindi Abair Custom was a full-on collaboration between Theo and Mindi to make the ultimate powerhouse mouthpiece!
Mindi is a 2-time Grammy nominee who’s toured with Aerosmith, been featured on American Idol, won a 2015 She Rocks Award, and filled in for Clarence Clemons with Bruce Springsteen. She knows how to rock a saxophone.
Theo Wanne Mindi Abair (Alto)
HIGHEST QUALITY PRODUCTS
• Most advanced 3D CADs
• Most complex iinteriors
• Track quality whole process
CREATED BY WORLD EXPERT
• All designed by Theo
• Theo is world expert on design
• Endorsed by world's top musicians
• Comprehensive resource site
• Revolutionary True Large Chambers
• Precise tips, side rails, and chambers
• Patented Liberty Ligatures
• Individual serial numbers
• User replaceable Bite Pads
• Sound enhancing Pressure Plates
• Unique Vintified finish available
• New ergonomics
• Boundary-layer-effect interior (similar to a shark’s skin which allows it to glide better through water)
• Angled three-ring-strap-hook
• Improved bore shape
• Advanced key adjustments
• New proprietary nozzle
The warmest, fattest, and most beautiful sounding soprano made!
• Huge power, projection and edge
• Flexibility to stay calm and sweet
• Perfect for all types of music
• Based off vintage sax phonics
• Updated with modern technology
• Platinum Lacquer finish
• Setup by Music Medic
• 4-PT bell-to-body brace
• Boundary-layer-effect from reticulated interior
• Titanium neck is sonically superior with effortless altissimo and great intonation
• In-line key felts for Low Eb, C, B and Bb do not twist due to in-line bumpers
"Theo and I worked on this mouthpiece for years, and somehow, amazingly, it kept getting better and better allowing me to express myself in ways I had never thought possible before.
I can honestly say it's the powerhouse mouthpiece that I always dreamed of playing! It’s even, free-blowing and so incredibly resonant in every register."
Theo is a master craftsman and creative genius. His mouthpieces have allowed me to take my music to the next level."
- Mindi Abair
Most Theo Wanne mouthpieces boast a revolutionary True Large Chamber, raising the bar on saxophone mouthpieces and granting musicians a new level of sound.
WHAT IS A TRUE LARGE CHAMBER?
They have significantly larger chambers than the bore. They also have significantly rounded inner side walls that extend all the way to the tip. This allows the sound wave to spread width-wise in the mouthpiece creating a robust, rich, and warm sound.
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
Because a True Large Chamber’s interior is significantly larger than the bore, machining tools cannot easily access the interior, let alone create complex shapes. This is why complex interior shapes have needed to be cast instead of machined...until now!
Theo Wanne's innovative process create complex interior design shapes, fully machining a huge chamber with rounded side-walls that extendi as a curve all the way up to the tip. This is a true innovation.
The result is sheer beauty, an incredible sound, and the ability to Unleash Your Soul!
Theo Wanne makes the most complex saxophone mouthpieces and accessories in the world!
Theo is a world expert on vintage and new sax mouthpiece design and manufacturing. He has decades of experience in the industry and is legendary for his work with the highest caliber professionals around the world. Theo Wanne is revolutionizing the manufacturing, design, and business of saxophone mouthpieces.
The company was co-founded by Tom Wanne and Theo in 2004. As partners, the company grew very quickly since the first product launched in 2007. Tom moved on from his CEO role in 2013 to launch a new start-up, Integral Business Development, LLC and, two years latter, The Wedge Distribution.
Theo Wanne now makes a complete line mouthpieces and saxophones. The coimpany is setting an unprecedented standard for musical instrument innovation.
Theo says, "May our products help you access and express your deepest brilliance & inspiration. May your brilliance & inspiration, in turn, spread to the rest of the world!"
SHIVA , The Destroyer, has TONS of power, edge and projection with a huge core sound rich in harmonics! It is currently being used by Warren Ham on tour with Ringo Starr, as well as by Mark Douthit (Elton John, Michael McDonald), Gerald Albright, Najee, Nelson Rangell, and many more.
The DURGA tenor has a big, rich, and contemporary sound. It is both powerful and modern. But, due to its unique chamber, it can also play amazing ballads. No longer does the saxophonist need to have a thin sound in order to get huge power and projection. The DURGA is both powerful, fat, and downright sexy!
Infused with the spirit of Dexter Gordon, the GAIA2 was built to outplay Theo's very best new and vintage Otto Links. He succeeded! The GAIA2 is updated with more core and body to sound, while maintaining the big, warm, traditional sound the GAIA is known for!
The AMBIKA is the darkest mouthpiece. It has a deep, hauntingly gorgeous tone that only poetry can describe.
The NEW Slant Sig tenor brings the best of vintage tenor mouthpiece designs to the future! Theo Wanne understands WHY an Otto Link sounds great. Theo utilized the best design principles from the first Slant Signature models in the early 1950s through the Early Babbitt models in the 1970s to make the new Theo Wanne Slant Sig, the ultimate vintage Slant Sig Link.
The Mindi Abair Custom was a full-on collaboration between Theo and Mindi to make the ultimate powerhouse mouthpiece! Mindi is a 2-time Grammy nominee who’s toured with Aerosmith, been featured on American Idol, won a 2015 She Rocks Award, and filled in for Clarence Clemons with Bruce Springsteen. She knows how to rock a saxophone.
The DURGA3 has a big, rich, and contemporary sound. It is both powerful and modern. With its unique chamber, it can also play amazing ballads. It has a special version of our True Large Chamber which adds an Inverted-Power-Ring, giving it the full sound inherent in our True Large Chamber AND extra power to cut through. The uniquely designed baffle transitions into the chamber with deeply rounded inner side walls.
The GAIA2 was designed with the classic Meyer in mind. However, no limitations were put on the design. It simply does everything better! It has an optimized classic baffle with a True Large Chamber. giving a breadth of sound that surpasses all the Meyer clones. Once you spend some time on it, you will find a dynamic range, core, body, and flexibility not possible in other mouthpieces.
You asked us for the Holy Grail vintage Meyer...so Theo made it! The NEW New York Bros mouthpiece brings the best of the vintage alto mouthpiece world to the future! Theo Wanne understands WHY a Meyer sounds great. Theo utilized the best design of vintage Meyers to make the new Theo Wanne NY Bros alto mouthpiece. It is the ultimate vintage Meyer. Made from Sonic-Sound Fiberrod.
The DURGA3 soprano could be the fullest sounding soprano mouthpiece ever made. The feedback confirms! It has a step baffle with a slight roll-over leading into an Inverted-Power-Ring. The Inverted-Power-Ring has the fullness of a True-Large-Chamber but tons of core too! Don't let the high baffle fool you, it does not sound thin or nasal....just full and BIG like you've never heard a soprano mouthpiece sound before!
The GAIA2 Soprano has revolutionized the soprano world. It has modern projection, but also a full rich, fat, and robust sound never before heard from a soprano mouthpiece. The GAIA2 has been further updated with far more core and body to sound, while maintaining the big warm traditional sound the GAIA is known for!
The MANTRA soprano mouthpiece has a fat projecting sound with just the right amount of edge. Its unique rollover baffle, square window, Shark Gill Chamber along with Theo's advanced manufacturing techniques; make this a standout in the mouthpiece market. You will receive the most consistent and highest quality soprano mouthpiece in history.
The DURGA baritone produces a simply HUGE sound that takes the Baritone Saxophone to a whole new level. REALLY! The baritone saxophone feels like a an 'improved' instrument. Also, due to the nature of the DURGA design it is exceedingly versatile and we recommend it for almost all types of music.