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Theo Wanne Mouthpieces: A Roundup

I kind of liked the good old days when your mouthpiece choices were limited to Berg Larsen, Otto Link, Meyer and Dukoff. But like the big automakers, they lived too long in the glory days, and up sprouted a host of custom makers in search of the sound of the past with the design of the future.

For years the name Theo Wanne was associated with all things vintage. First instruments, then mouthpieces and custom mouthpiece refacing: A player could do his or her one-stop shopping for the finest saxophone wares through Mr. Wanne. Wanne’s Web site was and is a historian’s vault filled with information and pictures of those aforementioned classics.

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