VersiTone™ Acoustimax™ (Alto)

(13 customer reviews)


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Now in Amber!
The highly acclaimed, original Acoustimax design is hand finished in a warmer sounding, amber colored, proprietary, high end material chosen for its resonant qualities, safety and durability. This base resin has never been used in the industry other than in the original Acoustimax, due to the cost, which is considerably higher than that of the finest German ebonite. For us, it is all about the sound as we endeavor to combine Teds’ original designs and unmatched level of execution with the finest technologies of today.

Superior Performance and Intonation
The secret to the VersiTone Acoustimax’s superior response, tone and intonation is a result of Ted’s unique approach to the medium chamber alto design. This design’s unique combination of material with a clear-core conical chamber results in a mouthpiece with extraordinary projection, power and warmth and a noticeable improvement in the upper register of the alto. Our customers agree that the Acoustimax is the easiest alto mouthpiece to play in tune they have ever played.

Design Innovation
The term ‘Clear-Core’ refers to the way the VT Acoustimax transitions from the chamber to the bore. Rather than the ‘squeeze’ throat found in many medium chamber mouthpieces, the Clear-Core transitions through a series of gently swept curves, carefully shaped to maximize the acoustical performance of the mouthpiece. The Conical Sidewall design preserves the acoustical integrity of the conical shape of the air column of a saxophone. The end result for the player can be heard in the mouthpiece’s performance and the projection of sound.

Advanced Manufacturing and Hand-Finishing Craftsmanship - Made in USA
VersiTone Acoustimax mouthpieces are created for exceptional strength and consistency. Once the mouthpieces arrive at our Production Facility, every mouthpiece is brought to the workbench to have the facing curve skillfully applied to ensure each piece is up to standard. Inlaid acrylic ink and final inspection complete the process. All manufacturing and hand finishing are done exclusively in the USA. No mouthpiece leaves to a customer until it satisfies Ted himself!

Remember, fulfillment time for any of our mouthpieces is up to 4 weeks.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 3 in

Custom Size, Size 4 (0.070 +/- .0015), Size 5 (0.073 +/- .0015), Size 6 (0.077 +/- .0015), Size 7 (0.080 +/- .0015), Size 8 (0.083 +/- .0015)


Amber, Black

13 reviews for VersiTone™ Acoustimax™ (Alto)

  1. Steve Foiada

    It is difficult to buy online without being able to play the mpc, but the video examples were very helpfull. I liked the sound of the mpc, so why not try it. IT IS GREAT. Plays evenly from high to low, you can play soft or loud, intonation is right on. I like the sound. The only problem is my wife and I both play sax, and a said “this is really nice, try it.” That’s the last I saw of it.

  2. Gregory Alper

    I bought this piece for one of my advanced students. It sounds great, plays super easy and looks so cool. He loves it. Thank you Ted.

  3. Vinnie Penella

    Great mouthpiece. Never played a piece that was so in tune and even up and down the horn. So easy to play and very reed friendly. I love this mouthpiece. Thanks Ted and crew.

  4. Teddy Yakush

    Very easy to play very in tune on several horns great sound!

  5. Miłosz

    Very clean sound and easy altissimo. Gives a lot of possibilities to shape my sound, thanks !

  6. Bill Head

    I was looking for a fuller sound in the upper register and palm keys. I got that and more. The stuffiness in low B and middle D are gone. Intonation from top to bottom is improved. The palm keys are fuller. And altissimo is easier to hit. I like the new sound, thick, warm and textured. It is louder than my other mouthpieces, but easy to control. It’s like playing a new horn. I am still experimenting with reeds. My 2.5 strength in different models all work well. I am really happy with the Acoustimax Amber.

  7. Steve Savage

    I’ve been a working piano player for 10+ years, but I got back into saxophone during the pandemic after a 20 year hiatus. I’m putting in 2-5 hours of practice and transcribing per day, and I was originally working with a Van Doren v16. I tried a variety of mouthpieces as potential upgrades, but found that this Veristone Acousimax was everything I was looking for in a mouthpiece as an upgrade from the v16. It plays great up and down the horn… dialed in with the intonation… and a more focused shape in the mid/upper register while still maintaining the warmth and body that I like to hear in the low register. It makes my long practice routines very enjoyable, and therefore I’ll be practicing more! If I lost or broke it, I’d prob just have to buy a new one, because I don’t want to go back to my old mouthpiece!

  8. Keith

    Can’t thank the staff at Ted Klum enough for their assistance with this rush order for our sons concert!

  9. Zvonimir MW Tosic

    Based only on two short demos, one being playing by Zoe Obadia, I ordered Acoustimax Amber from Ted Klum. Because there is something in the sound of it, that is not readily available in other alto mouthpieces. After receiving it and playing it, I can affirm it is excellent. Incredible tuning across the registers. The material holds part of its secret – it is more resonant than the black rubber, and is sweeter than metal. It allows us to hear all new nuances in the sound of an alto saxophone.

  10. Zvonimir Tosic

    After listening only two short demos, I ordered Acoustimax Amber from Ted Klum. There is something magical in the sound of it; clarity, elation. After playing it, I can affirm it is excellent. Incredible tuning across the registers. The material holds part of its secret – more resonant than the black rubber, sweeter than metal. It allows us to hear undiscovered timbres in the sound of an alto saxophone. Acoustimax Amber is an excellent achievement.

  11. Brian Kiser

    I found an Acoustimax Amber model in stock at a music store and took the plunge. I was looking for a mouthpiece that would project well, and play evenly across all registers of my Buescher Big B alto. This piece is amazing! It is very flexible and neutral. There is just enough resistance that it offers fantastic control of timbre and volume, but still plays effortlessly. It is exactly what I was looking for- sweet and singing.

  12. Jim Briggs

    I’ve played hr Meyers for years.This mouthpiece is a little darker but has a deeper core .I really love how it plays in tune and is very Reed friendly. Has great projection when pushed. Excellent and very well crafted. Very nice mouthpiece

  13. Harold Moore

    Yikes, what a masterpiece. Easiest altissimo I’ve seen and effortless intonation. This piece actually gets out of the way and allows me to focus on playing the horn and expressing myself. I’m now a huge fan of the Klum pieces!

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