Professional English Horn Reeds


We specialize in the creation of meticulously crafted professional English horn reeds, catering to both students and professionals. Our offerings extend to a wide range of high-quality oboe and English horn reeds. Take advantage of this opportunity and place your order today!

( ͡° ل͜ ͡°)When it comes to shipping, we prioritize efficiency and aim to dispatch orders on the same or next business day, ensuring prompt delivery to our customers.

Our exceptional oboe reeds are meticulously handcrafted by a distinguished artist from Lincoln Center, who has also had the privilege of being a student under the tutelage of renowned oboists Alex Klein and Humbert Lucarelli.
About the Reed Maker

( ͡° ل͜ ͡°)人( ͡° ل͜ ͡° ) Ensuring the well-being of our customers is of utmost importance to us, which is why we consistently utilize 100% organic cane during the manufacturing process of our reeds. Regrettably, COVID-19 has become a persistent presence in our lives, and it is crucial that we remain vigilant and take necessary precautions.
As an additional measure to guarantee your satisfaction, we would like to inform you that each reed and its accompanying case undergo a thorough sterilization process.

The issue with many English horn reeds is that if the cane used is too dark, the sound disappears as soon as it leaves the instrument's bell. On the other hand, if the cane is too bright, it can result in a harsh, unpleasant tone reminiscent of a WWII German Bomber.
The importance of projection cannot be overstated. In contemporary times, numerous "professional" English horn reeds vendors on the market, claim to possess a robust and powerful sound akin to Schwarzenegger's shotgun. However, these claims often fall short, as these reeds tend to produce a small and feeble tone. While they may sound satisfactory within the confines of a practice room, their performance in the midst of a full symphony orchestra is questionable.
In contrast, our English horn reeds are meticulously designed to produce a rich and dark sound that effortlessly cuts through the texture of any orchestra or ensemble. We prioritize the balance between darkness and powerful projection, ensuring that our reeds deliver the desired impact in a professional setting.

During my time studying under the esteemed oboe instructor James Caldwell, I distinctly recall his emphasis on the ease of playing on an English horn reed. He often expressed the notion that the experience of playing on an English horn reed should mirror the effortless nature of playing a recorder. This comparison highlights the desired level of comfort and fluidity that should be achieved when performing on an English horn reed. Contrary to popular belief, achieving a rich and melodious sound does not necessitate the use of a rigid, harsh, or unyieldingly stiff English horn reed. We are excited to announce that it is possible to produce a dark, world-class sound using a remarkably comfortable and supple reed. If you have any doubts, we invite you to listen to our English horn reeds in action. By experiencing the sound produced by these reeds firsthand, you can gain a better understanding of their unique qualities and determine if they align with your preferences and playing style:
Listen to our Oboe and E. horn Reeds' sound in the same piece!

- We sterilize our reeds before shipping
- Our reeds feature an exceptionally strong and structured American scrape
- We use brass staples with no collar
- The tube cane used has a diameter ranging from 12 to 12.5mm
- The finished length of our reeds measures between 56 to 57mm
- The finished hardness is Medium
- The C or C# crow pitch is set at 440 hertz, and we highly recommend the use of bocals #2 or #3.
-We exclusively use the "Giacobassi" shape
-We ONLY use 100% organic Argendonax cane, sourced from vintage cane harvested in 2010
- We strive to ship your order promptly, typically on the same or next business day

As an oboe player, you are well aware of the delicate nature of new reeds. They are highly susceptible to changes in moisture, dry weather, temperature, altitude, and other factors that can alter their characteristics over time, including during shipping. Therefore, it is important to remain open to making minor adjustments to ensure that the reeds adapt perfectly to your individual playing style.
¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯ Once again, we kindly request your willingness to make minor adjustments, as this will allow the reeds to seamlessly align with your unique playing preferences

We stand behind the quality of our reeds and offer a guarantee against any structural deficiencies. If you encounter any issues with your reeds within 7 days of purchase, you are welcome to return them for a replacement, provided that the reeds have not been altered or modified in any way. Please note that we cannot accept returns for reeds that have been scraped or modified.

‎( ͡° ل͜ ͡°) We make it a priority to offer efficient service and aim to ship orders promptly, usually within the same or next business day.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase our professional reeds! Experience unrivaled expert advice and exceptional quality products by placing your order online today!