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Theo Wanne Water Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Art Tip 3

Theo Wanne Water Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Art Tip 3

You asked for the ultimate all-around AND classical mouthpiece, and here it is.  It’s already winning awards!


The Theo Wanne WATER mouthpiece has been in Research and Development for over five years.   The sound concept of the WATER is unlike any other Theo Wanne mouthpiece. You will find a rich beautiful core to the sound, in fact, richer than any other classical or all-around mouthpiece we tested, vintage or new.  This is intentional and due to a truly unique Small-Chamber & Throat that compresses the airstream into the saxophone neck to create a rich sound, that is not pinched at all like other small chamber designs.


“The WATER mouthpiece draws out my true classical sound.   Intonation and response are fantastic.  It has an incredible dynamic range I’ve never experienced on any other classical mouthpiece.  Definitely now my favorite mouthpiece for classical music!” – Professor Matthais Anton (Professor at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen, lecturer of ear training & music theory at the Hohner Conservatory Trossingen)


The Shark-Gill Baffle developed by Theo is also very unique.  It both channels and disrupts the airstream at the same time.  This is similar to the flow of water over a shark’s skin allowing it to travel faster.   The air fills up the full volume of the small chamber/throat more efficiently.  You will find the WATER to have enough resistance for the classical musician and most general music too, yet it never feels clogged or like you must fight the mouthpiece.   The Thick-Tip-Rail helps add control over your sound, so it does not feel wild and out of control.  It also gives the option of moving the reed forward and back to adjust the amount of resistance one prefers.


The WATER is made from our revolutionary Black A.R.T. Material.  This is not a cheap ABS or Delrin plastic, but a very high quality and expensive proprietary material that actually resonates better than vintage hard rubber.  In fact it is the only material that we like better than vintage hard rubber.

The WATER comes only in Size 3, as the design is optimized for this size.  You will notice, however, how big a sound you can get from it:


“The WATER is great. Really really nice! I see exactly what you mean about the way a small tip shouldn’t trouble us ‘jazzers’. In fact, you very quickly can attain quite a full and relatively big sound. The sound is also very defined, plenty of core, and above all quality.” – Jim Cheek (


We are very proud of this very unique design, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.     As part of the new Elements Series, this mouthpiece has ALL the Theo Wanne quality, yet we can offer it at a very nice price.  The Elements Series is already winning awards!  Truly a super-high-quality mouthpiece.



  • The ultimate all-around AND classical mouthpiece.
  • The most expressive traditional sound you’ve ever heard!
  • Retains the resistance and body to the sound classical musicians require.



  • Small chamber for a full, yet clean yet articulate sound.
  • Theo Wanne’s proprietary Shark-gill™ baffle.
  • Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of classical mouthpiece history; perfect side and tip rails!
  • Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage mouthpieces.



  • Black A.R.T:  The WATER uses revolutionary A.R.T material.  The only material with better resonance qualities than Hard Rubber!
  • Vintage Style Box: Our dark grey and metallic gold Theo Wanne™ mouthpiece box.
  • Drawstring Pouch:  A beautiful Theo Wanne™ microfiber draw-string mouthpiece pouch.
  • Pairs Perfectly with our Alto ENLIGHTENED Ligature (not included)
  • Ligature and Cap:  Comes with our Proprietary Band-Style Ligature and Reed Replacer Cap.
Excluding Sales Tax
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