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NARAYAN Tenor Saxophone

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$3,200.00

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The NARAYAN Tenor saxophone has a big full vintage sound, that is also flexible…it is the Ferrari of tenor saxophones 

The NARAYAN is freedom in the form of and tenor saxophone!  It is designed to feel flexible, agile, and free while having that big vintage saxophone sound.

Narayan: The God Narayan represents the source of all creation in Hinduism.   Everything in this world comes from him.   The Narayan Saxophone is designed to be such a significant and meaningful saxophone.

Three ring strap hook:    Theo Wanne’s proprietary three-ring strap hook allows the neck-strap to be connected at different locations, so the saxophone can tilt at the appropriate playing angle while sitting down or standing up.

Three Point Bell to Body Brace:   Theo Wanne’s proprietary three point bell-to-body brace has three fully captured points of contact with the body. It is far stronger than a traditional brace while allowing for previously unheard of vibratory freedom.

Neck:   Comes with our proprietary titanium alloy neck with unique taper which creates a huge sound, easy altissimo and improved intonation.

Finish:  The Narayan tenor has our Blue-Vintified™ body and gold lacquer keys.  The Blue-Vintified™ finish is a chemically activated patina which duplicates the natural affects of long term tarnishing, similar to what is seen on vintage brass and bronze lamps and antiques.  The tarnish does not penetrate deeper into the brass, making it a good long term finish.  The patina enhances the horns naturally warm vintage sound, while allowing completely free resonance.  No special care is needed, and the horn may be wiped with a damp microfiber cloth.  It is normal for the finish to wear and show brass in areas of contact, this does not hurt the finish.

The NARAYAN has many other innovations, which we keep confidential.  However their benefit becomes obvious once you try the horn yourself!

SOUND 

  • LIGHT, FREE & FLEXIBLE sounding.   Can sound like a vintage Conn or Selmer but will take more air, vibrates freer and has a LOT more projection.
  • Perfect for all types of music!

DESIGN

  • Based off of vintage saxophone phonics, and updated with modern technology.
  • Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces and saxophones.

DETAILS

  • Finish: Blue-Vintified™ Finish with Gold Lacquer Keys.
  • Set-Up: Premium Pads and metal domed resonators.
  • Brace: Three point bell-to-body brace.
  • Reticulated Interior: Creates Boundary-Layer-Effect.
  • Titanium Neck Tube: Sonically superior, effortless altissimo, great intonation.

“The NARAYAN tenor is just exceptional!  Just exceptional!” – Juan Alzate

“I LOVE my Theo Wanne Narayan Tenor saxophone with the Theo Wanne Gold Gaia 4 #7 and the Theo Wanne Gold Lakshmi #7! The story leading up to this review… I had originally purchased the Narayan tenor simply because it is blue, and I am the saxophonist of the Denver Broncos where blue is a team color. I trusted the brand’s reputation and figured the risk was low enough. I was very impressed with how powerful and agile the Narayan played with my Dave Guardala Studio mouthpiece with a lowered baffle. Now having firsthand experience with the quality of a Theo Wanne product, I quickly purchased the Gaia 4, Lakshmi, and the Ambika 3. I was blown away by the Gaia 4 and Lakshmi mouthpieces coupled with the Narayan. To my surprise, I don’t plan to play my Guardala anymore or my other tenor sax. Both the Gaia and the Lakshmi are the most impressive sounding mouthpieces that I have ever played. I use the Gaia with the Broncos where my role is to solo (with mic) over the full brass band, drums, keytar, drumkit, and guitar playing instrumental versions of modern hits. I also use the Gaia with my 9-piece cover band (HomeSlice) where I also require that power with a modern sound that lends itself to funk and rock. I use the Lakshmi if I’m needing a little more of a pure tone. The Lakshmi is still incredibly powerful and full in sound, but it just offers a slightly cleaner tone. Both are impressive from low Bb all the way up into altissimo. I never intended to keep TWO of the Theo Wanne mouthpieces, but they are both far superior to anything that I have ever played. I feel like I’m driving a Lamborghini when I play this full Theo Wanne setup. I highly recommend the sax and mouthpieces. I thought I was already playing on “the best”, but now I believe that Theo Wanne is truly the best.” – Johnny Five (Denver Broncos, HomeSlice)

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