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The design of these new mouthpieces are all-new, from the outside in. 

From its characteristic shape reminiscent of vintage mouthpieces and decidedly comfortable beak design to its perfectly designed facing, rails and table, the Optimum series is designed to be more free-blowing and responsive. With accurate articulation and total control at all dynamic ranges, the Optimum mouthpieces also possess precise intonation - a Vandoren hallmark.

Tip Opening/Facing Length

AL3 (1.52mm/Medium Long Facing) With its exceptional roundness, the ultimate classical mouthpiece.

AL4 (1.631mm/Medium Short Facing) A little more open than the AL3, while maintaining the sound aesthetic of the Optimum series.

AL5 (1.68mm/Medium Long Facing) This mouthpiece has all of the same sound qualities of the AL3 with a slightly larger tip opening. It offers a perfect balance with number 3 reeds.

Staff Review

I used an Optimum AL3 for my classical saxophone studies at University, and I couldn't fault it. Free-blowing with a pure tone across the whole range of the instrument. The AL3 has the narrowest tip of the Optimum range, roughly comparable to a Selmer C* - Oren Gurney (

Vandoren Mouthpieces

What has impressed with the range of Vandoren mouthpieces is the quality and clarity of the sound produced. With good reeds and a good ligature these mouthpieces feel very comfortable to play and really help the sax player to maximise his or her potential. There are a wide variety to choose from whatever style of music you are into. They are professional quality mouthpieces in every way at an affordable price.

Free Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Competitive international shipping rates & pay the final landed cost at checkout!

If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here

Delivery Schedule

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days upon delivery 

Goods purchased online from 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 store.

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