Reeds

Beginner Oboe Reed

This reed is perfect for the beginning years of oboe playing. It offers very easy response and gives the student confidence due to its pleasant tone and decently accurate pitch, made on a synthetic cork. (If you are interested in buying beginner oboe reeds in bulk, see “The Eager Beginner” package, further below this page.)

Strength options: extra-soft, soft, medium-soft.

$16.00 (or $14.40 with subscription)  All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Standard Oboe Reed

Ideal for intermediate students and recreational playing, this reed offers comfortable response, good tone and stable intonation, made on a natural cork. (If you are interested in buying standard oboe reeds in bulk, see The Intermediate package.)

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

$22.00 (or $19.80 with subscription) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Professional Oboe Reed

This reed is for the oboist who wants the best. Great for performances, recitals and auditions. Offers pleasing response, warm, full tone, strong projection and stable intonation. My most dependable reed, made of my finest materials and techniques, choose below from a selection of staples. You might want to have a few on hand (see bulk packages below).

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Staple options: Forrests brass $29, MSA silver $30, Glotin brass $31, Glotin silver $32, Lorée brass $33, Lorée silver $34, Lorée gold-plated $39

(or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The Soloist”

This professional-grade oboe reed is designed to showcase your very best playing, hence it’s name.  Made on a Lorée gold-plated staple, and on a  moderately wide shape, this oboe jewel yields an exquisitely rich and full sound, perfect for any of your soloistic opportunities.  Enchantment in an oboe reed.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

$39.00 (or $35.10 with subscription)  All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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The Second Oboist’s Reed

Professional-grade reed designed specifically for performing on the oboe’s low register. Excellent response and tone on those hard-to-speak low notes. Don’t be deceived by its name though; it has pleasing response on all registers, great-warm tone and stable intonation. Made of my finest materials and techniques. You might want to have a few on hand (see bulk packages below).

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Staple options: Forrests brass $29, MSA silver $30, Glotin brass $31, Glotin silver $32, Lorée brass $33, Lorée silver $34, Lorée gold-plated $39

(or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Unfinished Oboe Reed

Tied and partially scraped reed that needs to be clipped and finished. A helpful time saver. Great for students and professionals alike! Tied on a natural cork/brass staple. Suggest your favorite thread color(s) or I’ll choose one for you.

Shape options: Gilbert -1N (narrow), Gilbert No. 1 (medium), Brannen X (wide)

$15.00 (or $13.50 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Oboe Reed Blank

Tied on a natural cork/brass staple. This has not been scraped. Good time saver for reed makers. Suggest your favorite thread color(s) or I’ll choose one for you.

Shape options: Gilbert -1N (narrow), Gilbert No. 1 (medium), Brannen X (wide)

$10 (or $9.00 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Standard English Horn Reed

Ideal for intermediate students and recreational playing. Produces a pleasing tone and good intonation with comfortable response. (This reed is also offered in a discounted package, “The English Hornist” (Standard), below.)

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

$25 (or $22.50 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Professional English Horn Reed

Perfect for the experienced English Horn player. Offering a solid, rich English horn tone, smooth response and confidence in intonation. (This reed is also offered in a discounted package, “The English Hornist” (Professional), below.)

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Staple: brass $32, silver $33.50 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Unfinished English Horn Reed

Tied and partially scraped reed that needs to be clipped and finished. A helpful time saver for the English horn reed maker. Tied on the Gilbert -1 shape, on a brass staple. Choose your favorite thread color, I have most on hand.

$17 (or $15.30 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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English Horn Reed Blank

Tied on the Gilbert -1 shape, on a brass staple. This has not been scraped. Good time saver for reed makers. Choose your favorite thread color or I’ll choose one for you.

$12 (or $10.80 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Reed Packages:

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“The Eager Beginner” Package

Reeds are extremely delicate. The slight bang to your tooth, a gentle tap against your music stand and your reed is FINISHED! This is a mishap that even professionals suffer occasionally. Unfortunately, it takes at least a few years to realize that you must guard your reed with your life! Beginners can go through reeds at an unbelievable pace. To help lessen the financial upset, I offer a package of 5 beginner reeds at a discount. Each reed in this package is only $15.20 (or $13.68 with subscription)! (reg. $16.00).

Strength options: extra-soft, soft, medium-soft.

$76.00 (or $68.40 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The Intermediate” Package

This package is perfect for the enthusiastic student and recreational playing. 4 Standard Oboe Reeds, specially priced.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

$83.60 (or $75.24 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.
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“The Educator” Package

This package includes one Professional Oboe Reed for you, the instructor, and 4 Beginner Oboe Reeds for your students, all at a discount. A great time-saver for the busy teacher.

Beginner Reeds strength options: extra-soft, soft, medium-soft.

Professional Reed strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.  Professional Reed tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

$88.35 (or 79.51 with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The Freelancer” Package

This is a package of 4 professional-grade reeds at a discount. You may choose a combination of Professional Oboe Reeds and/or 2nd Oboist’s Reeds (please email me if you would like a combination), choose below from a selection of staples. Great for the busy oboist.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Staple: Forrests brass $110.20, MSA silver $114.00, Glotin brass $117.80, Glotin silver $121.60, Loree brass $125.40, Loree silver $129.20, Loree gold-plated $148.20  (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The Prospector’s Set” 3-Pack

This package includes three Professional-Grade oboe reeds; one each made on the: Forrests brass staple, Glotin silver staple, and Lorée gold-plated staple (or upgrade to the Premium package of all 3 Lorée brand staples), all at a discount.  A great package to experiment with the unique qualities of the different ores, or to have a complete treasury of  the perfect reed for the right occasion.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Traditional $95.00 or Premium $100.70 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The Doubler” Package (Professional)

This package consists of 2 professional oboe reeds and 2 professional English horn reeds. An efficient package for the oboe doubler. If preferences for English horn strength and tone are different from what you selected for oboe, please send me an email.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Staples: EH brass with oboe staple options: Forrests brass $115.90, MSA silver $117.80, Glotin brass $119.70, Glotin silver $121.60, Loree brass $123.50, Loree silver $125.40, Loree gold-plated $134.90.  (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.
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Staples: EH silver with oboe staple options: Forrests brass $118.75, Stevens silver $120.65 (limited quantities), Glotin brass $122.55, Glotin silver $124.45, Loree brass $126.35, Loree silver $128.25, Loree gold-plated $137.75.  (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.
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“The Doubler” Package (Standard)

Same as the above package, but on the standard level, this package consists of 2 standard oboe reeds and 2 standard English horn reeds. If preferences for English horn strength are different from what you selected for oboe, please send me an email.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

$89.30 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The English Hornist” Package (Professional)

This is a discounted package of 4 professional English horn reeds. Perfect for the active English Horn player. Offering a solid, rich English horn tone, smooth response and confidence in intonation.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

Tone options: dark, medium, standard, bright.

Brass staples: $121.60 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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Silver staples: $127.30 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.

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“The English Hornist” Package (Standard)

This is a discounted package of 4 standard English horn reeds. Ideal for intermediate students and recreational playing. Produces a pleasing tone and good intonation with comfortable response.

Strength options: soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-hard, hard.

$95.00 (or 10% off with subscription.) All Order Slots are Currently Full, Please contact me to join the waiting list.
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