Professional Reeds (backlit)
Professional Oboe Reeds
Reeds in Progress
I believe in creating reeds with function as a first priority: the reed must vibrate while maintaining stability, respond to light articulation, play in tune, and retain its opening. Each reed is handmade from start to finish, and personally play-tested to ensure not only the function but also the tone quality so that making a beautiful sound comes easily. Oboe reeds range in price depending on quantity and materials (all reeds are made with the same care and precision!). The advertised price includes a charge to cover PayPal fees and standard shipping costs. Sorry, I do not ship reeds internationally.
The "pro reed" is scraped to the standard that I myself play on. Each reed is tied on a natural cork and silver staple and has a big resonant sound.
The "econ reed" is made to the same standards and tied on a synthetic cork staple, which results in a slightly smaller opening, ideal for students.
The "reed blanks" can be crafted on either type of staple, and come clipped open with the tip and channels scraped in. These blanks are ideal for students learning reed-making techniques or professionals seeking finishing customization potential.
Standard shipping time for finished reeds is three weeks. Reed blanks ship within two weeks. For urgent reed needs, please select the expedited order option, and your reeds will ship within one week of placing your order. Please limit your rushed reed quantities to 8 reeds. After you place your order, I will send an invoice for your records.
As a precaution, all reeds are sanitized in isopropyl alcohol, then dried for 3 days prior to shipping.
Please do not hesitate to Contact Me if you have any questions about purchasing oboe reeds.
SoCal Reed Specials:
SoCal Custom Reeds:
$100: 4 reeds + adjustment session
Southern California residents may travel to my home (near USC) for a complimentary adjustment session (approximately 30 minutes) for 4 reeds purchased at a reduced price of $25/reed. These reeds are made on synthetic cork staples. If you would like natural cork, the cost is $110.
For an additional fee, we can schedule a time for me to deliver reeds and adjust them in your home. This fee is an additional $5 per 10 miles of round trip travel. For example, if you live 22 miles from me, the total extra fee would be $25.
LA Student Special:
Students who have regularly scheduled lessons with me can purchase new reeds on used staples (still in good condition!) at a reduced price.