Professional Oboe Reeds
Specializing in handmade Oboe Reeds For Students and Professionals. A source for professional quality oboe and English horn reeds. Order Now.
Made by former student of Humbert Lucarelli and Alex Klein.
About the reed maker
Our pro oboe reeds are made in the American style, with blended scrape; V shaped tip (somewhat horizontal, like in the picture), ample heart, thick and strong spine and side rails, and well defined windows which blend in the heart. They are very comfortable, with a stable pitch, outstanding low and high registers, dark sound and great projection. They seem to better fit advanced students and pro players.
When finished, the length of the reeds goes from 69 to 69.5mm so they can produce a “C” crow at 4.40. "Lucarelli" shape, which is the combination of the "Mack-1" and "Bloom" shapes. This shape is quite innovative, since what Lucarelli achieved with it is, in his own words: “capitalizing Mack’s stability and Bloom’s warmth.”
The staples are RDG 47-mm brass, tip #2. The cane's diameter is 10.5-11mm. Only very well seasoned/vintage Gonzalez cane is used for these reeds.
As an oboe player, you know how delicate new reeds are. Reeds are very sensitive to moisture, dry weather, change of temperature and altitude, and various other factors that might change your reeds’ characteristics over time and also during shipping. Therefore, this implies that you be open to minor adjustments so the reeds perfectly adjust to your personal playing characteristics.
The reeds are guaranteed for any kinds of structural deficiencies. If you find anything wrong with them within 7 days, you are welcome to return them, and we will be happy to replace them for you, as long as the reeds have not been scraped or modified. We will not take back any reeds that have been scraped on or modified in any way.