You already know his mouthpieces. Now discover his extraordinary instruments! The new Theo Wanne Narayan alto sax is a professional saxophone for those who need a huge sound. Inspired by vintage saxophones of times gone by, the Theo Wanne Narayan alto is guaranteed to leave you impressed.
Handmade in the USA, the Narayan saxophone is made to the same stringent quality as Theo Wanne's mouthpieces. At the top of the sax, you will find Theo Wanne's proprietary titanium alloy neck. This neck boasts a unique taper which creates a huge sound with improved intonation and easy altissimo. The sax also includes a Vintified brass neck if you prefer a more natural sound.
Unlike similarly priced saxophones, the Narayan comes with premium kangaroo leather pads. These pads are the best of the best in the saxophone world, and offer the best build quality with the best abrasion and tear resistance. And to make sure your new Narayan stands out, it's finished with a Vintified body with gold lacquer keys.
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Please note: The Narayan alto saxophone does not come with a mouthpiece. Please visit our saxophone accessories page to find your perfect mouthpiece.
When you play the Theo Wanne Narayan, the first thing you will notice is how huge the sound is - it's a beast! This is mostly due to the proprietary titanium alloy neck combined with a unique taper. Not only does this neck improve intonation, but also makes altissimo playing easier than ever.
The Narayan design was actually inspired by famed vintage saxophones of times gone by, and can often sound like a vintage Selmer. But unlike vintage models, the Narayan will take more and more air, so it has much more projection. To further help with your tone, the Narayan saxophone features Theo Wanne's special three-point super-strong bell-to-body brace. Not only does this brace look fantastic, but it also enables the bell to vibrate more than a standard brace would.
Thanks to the Narayan saxophone being made in the USA, you can be assured it's built to the highest quality. Unlike other saxophone models, the Narayan alto features Theo Wanne's signature triple strap hook. Ideal for stage performers, this triple hook lets you choose from multiple playing angles so you can find the optimal playing position. This hook is also excellent for musicians who swap instruments while on stage. If you're playing the Narayan and need to swap a tenor, the triple hook enables you to keep your neck strap the same length. To really make a statement, the Narayan saxophone is finished with a beautiful Vintified body with gold lacquer keys.
One of the best alto saxophones on the market deserves the best pads. And that is why the Narayan saxophone boasts kangaroo skin pads from Music Medic. Kangaroo leather is one of the strongest lightweight leathers around. This is thanks to the highly uniform fibres and elastins throughout the skin, which results in amazing abrasion and tear resistance. This leather is then combined with the finest felt from Europe to achieve a firm feel that remains stable in damp and dry climates. They also make an excellent seal around the toneholes which results in amazing note production, especially in the low end. And to guarantee the best possible quality, all of these pads are hand-assembled and checked in the USA.
Theo Wanne is a modern expert on new and vintage saxophone design. He became a saxophone repair technician over 20 years ago under the direction of master refacer Bob Carpenter - a pioneer of mouthpiece refacing and repairs. Theo soon gained a reputation within the saxophone world, and in 1998 opened Saxophone Mouthpiece Heaven which is his very own music store.
In 2007 Theo started to design and manufacture his own line of mouthpieces and saxophones, working with famous musicians such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, and Eric Alexander. Theo is constantly studying and innovating his designs to ensure his mouthpieces and saxophones enable musicians to create their best tone as easily as possible. Theo Wanne now has a reputation for crafting the best woodwind mouthpieces by using the world's most advanced manufacturing techniques.