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Theo Wanne GAIA 2 Hard Rubber Alto Mouthpiece
BC3568

£409.00
UK tax incl.
£340.83
UK tax excl.
Available to order
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10% deposit of £40.90

9 monthly payments of £40.90

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24 month finance 4.9 APR

10% deposit of £40.90

24 monthly payments of £16.12

Finance charges apply

Description

The GAIA alto has a traditional full sound similar to a vintage Meyer Bros. alto mouthpiece. It is designed for a traditional full and rich sound with very good projection. Also, due to its True Large Chamber, it has an even bigger, fuller sound than the vintage mouthpieces. It is incredibly rich sounding and is both fun and inspirational to play.

The GAIA tends towards a traditional Jazz taste, but is quite versatile. The GAIA has a medium roll-over baffle, precision-sculpted inner sidewalls, and our True Large Chamber for a simply huge and alive vintage sound.

The GAIA hard rubber uses BY FAR the highest quality, most resonant, hard rubber available today in saxophone mouthpieces. By optimizing manufacturing techniques and recipes for hard rubber manufactured in the 1940s and 50s by the Meyer Bros., Otto Link, and Henry Chedeville, the rich resonant sound previously only available in vintage mouthpieces is BACK! There has never been a better hard rubber sax mouthpiece made.EVER! See the difference!

The GAIAs Alto’s True Large Chamber is breaking new ground. Large chambers have been widely explored in the history of tenor mouthpieces, but very little has been done with alto mouthpieces, until now. The GAIA Alto mouthpiece opens up a whole new world for the alto saxophone. Because they are manufactured with and accuracy higher than any other mouthpiece, vintage or new! The GAIA is truly revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.

Sound

The sound of a vintage Meyer Bros. mouthpiece, just better. Inspired by the Genius of Cannonball Adderley and the Jazz Greats throughout history. Full, rich and fat traditional Sound with a hint of edge.

Design

Medium Roll-Over Baffle combined with our precision crafted True Large Chamber. Complex interior design like a vintage mouthpiece, but fully machined incredible accuracy. Revolutionary in bringing the vintage sound up to date both in design and construction.

Details

Revolutionary True Large Chambers - Huge!

Patented, state-of-the-art, interior design with rounded inner side walls.

Material: BY FAR the highest quality, most resonant, premium hard rubber available today in saxophone mouthpieces.

Shank Ring: 24K gold-plated brass shank ring.

Serial Number: Includes specific run and individual mouthpiece number.

Ligature: Includes our innovative, three-point contact, Enlightened Ligature (Vintified) and a precision hex-driver.

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

Bite Pad: User replaceable bite pads with varying hardness.

Testimonials

The GAIA is everything I have looked for in a piece. I have played on an early Babbitt Link for 30 years and the GAIA responds with less effort, the tone is more refined and clean, it has more punch and edge, and the intonation is more locked in and accurate than my Link. When I really lean on this piece, it really does bark! The altissimo, wow, much less effort! The notes up there really pop out with minimal effort. Theo's attention to detail is phenomenal! Everything is absolutely perfect and symmetrical. All the machining on the inside is flawless. I am stoked! For me, it's well worth the money and I am a full time musician, not a doctor or lawyer.” -Alastair Ingram (Alastair's Sax Lessons website)

You haven't scored a home run with the New AMBIKA and GAIA, you've hit a grand slam! I am totally blown away by them. Both the new AMBIKA and the GAIA seriously kick! It's time I start selling off my quit large collection of mouthpieces -Doug Moffet

Delivery

  • Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
  • Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
  • Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

We deliver your order right away. Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £3.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

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