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Theo Wanne GAIA2 Metal Mouthpiece - Alto Saxophone - Special Offer
TA2966

Was: £549.00
£499.00
UK tax incl.
£415.83
UK tax excl.
Out of Stock
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Description

Special Offer due to being the last of the Generation 2 models!

Inspired by the sound of the jazz greats, but with a modern approach. The Gaia is a highly versatile mouthpiece that leans towards the darker end of the sound spectrum, while still giving you enough projection for a modern setting.

The GAIA 2 alto is designed with the classic Meyer design in mind. However, no limitations were put on the design, so it simply does everything better! It has an optimized classic baffle and includes Theo Wanne’s True Large Chamber, so it gets a breadth of sound surpassing all the Meyer clones on the market. Once you spend some time on it, you will find a dynamic range and flexibility not possible in other mouthpieces.

Large chambers have been widely explored in the history of tenor mouthpieces, but very little has been done with alto mouthpieces. The GAIA 2 Alto mouthpiece opens a whole new world for the alto saxophone. Not only is the design revolutionary, it also uses state of the art manufacturing and premium materials so that the design is made right! The GAIA 2 has evolved from the GAIA 1 with even more core and body to the sound.

SOUND

Outplays history’s best traditional alto mouthpieces.

Full, rich and fat traditional sound with a hint of edge.

DESIGN

Includes Theo’s True Large Chamber, rounded inner side walls all the way to the tip, and a perfectly sculpted roll-over baffle. Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces, and designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

• Material: Gold Plated Brass

• Made In: USA

• Chamber: Large

• Baffle: Rollover

• Ligature: Theo Wanne “Liberty” Ligature

• Manufacturing Method: CNC Machined

• Recommended for: Jazz Professionals

If there’s one thing that’s constant with Theo Wanne mouthpieces, it’s that they all play really well! The only thing left to do is find one that is a good fit for you and your sound concept, and this one works really well for me! I’ve always tended to be a player that prefers a darker sound, and the Gaia certainly is a good match for me in that regard. A characteristic of a great mouthpiece that always wins me over is versatility. Whilst at its heart it goes for the traditional jazz alto sound of the greats, the Gaia really opens up when pushed, and can play surprisingly bright whilst never really feeling too “edgy”. Overall, I found this mouthpiece a pleasure to play, and I’m not normally a metal mouthpiece kind of guy! – Oren Gurney (oren@sax.co.uk)

“The GAIA alto is the answer to a saxophonist’s dream! Over my sixty years of performing in either recording studios, or performing live concerts, I can finally do it all with one mouthpiece instead of carrying several pieces around. The only mouthpiece I’ve played in seven decades with EVERYTHING! Without any question, it’s a ‘sonic miracle!'” – George Young (John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Madonna)

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

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 £4.00 £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 aim to deliver the following business 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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