Avignon Custom Oboe Reeds

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Best Quality Custom Oboe Reeds For Professionals And Accomplished Adult Amateurs- Handmade To Order

Avignon Custom Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch, 100% hand scraped, and finished to order. They represent my best work with construction designed to help elite professionals and highly accomplished adult amateurs play their best, earn their best reviews and fully enjoy music making.  I draw on my best cane with greater wall thickness and density to achieve a result that includes tonal complexity, maximum expression. Custom staples add extra focus. 

 Construction/Scrape:

  • Offered in 6 models: Original, Robust, Athletic, Slimline, Wide Body and Shorty. This new presentation is designed to help my customers order the best reed based on functional preferences without having to worry so much about the details. It also gives me extra room to use my judgment to achieve the results each buyer seeks.
  • Cane: Medium to medium hard strength/higher density oboe cane that promotes best results (Alliaud/Marion/Magic Reed). Staple: Professional Chiarugi staple 47mm 2+ to manage aperture size and achieve greater focus.  Shape: Mack++ or similar. Blank Length: 73 mm. Finished Reed Length: 69.75-70 mm.

  • Signature American long scrape.  Moderately defined tip. Heart .40-.42 in thickness.  Moderate windows, defined heart/back with catch. Moderate spine, modified at base of reed to reduce internal dimensions and bring up pitch. Every reed gets dozens of micro adjustments and quality tests prior to certification and shipment. Custom reed are made with extra finishing cycles.

Choices:

Original: 

Beautiful oboe reeds with the optimum balance of response, expression and stability.  These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5-11 diameter range which produces a moderate aperture.   Chiarugi #2 or 2+ 47 mm staples. They are highly playable, and my favorite because they don't over tax my embouchure and I can enjoy myself more. They sit between the Robust and Slimline options in terms of response.

Robust:

Beautiful, truly professional level full-bodied oboe reed designed for a more robust, meaty response with extra expression. These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5 diameter range which tends to increase the size of the aperture. Chiarugi #2 or 2+ 47 mm staples. Players report a nice lifespan with these reeds.  Since we never over-scrape our reeds, players with reed adjustment skills will find room to further customize their experience.

Athletic:

Some players are in top athletic condition to play oboe.  They have big lung capacities, fast wind speed and well developed embouchures.  These players simply overwhelm the reeds that the rest of us enjoy so much.  So, I build in extra resistance and finish with a thicker tip than my other models.  Oboe athletes undoubtedly have conservatory training and reed adjustment skills.  I count on their skills at fine-tuning the reed once in their care with simple scrapes to the heart and the tip to make it just right for them.

Slimline:

This professional oboe reed model is designed for those seeking a somewhat more free-blowing experience in combination with a relatively smaller aperture size than is featured in our Original model.  Reeds are highly playable without needing to be over-scraped.  My custom construction makes optimal expression possible.  I combine my best medium strength cane in a larger diameter with a Chiarugi 47 mm 2+ professional staple.  This modifies the aperture enough to finish the reed with a defined scrape like the Original model.

Wide Body:

This model is designed for players who seek the darkest tone color that I am  capable of producing through my signature scrape in combination with my custom  materials management strategy.  I draw from my best 10.5-11 diameter Marion (2017) oboe cane.  This is a dense, rich cane that many elite players would buy in an instant, if I still sold it on my platform (I now  reserve for my own use).  I combine this with a wider shape (Liang or Westwind M) and a shorter staple, to raise the pitch which naturally drops with wider shapes.  This is a difficult reed to make, and comes with a premium price because of the lower yield of reeds that I able to produce that are up to pitch.

Shorty:

This model combines my Original oboe reed model with a 46 mm staple, raising the pitch a little to help offset pitch challenges from production style or the oboe itself.  Beautiful oboe reeds with the optimum balance of response, expression and stability.  These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5-11 diameter range which produces a moderate aperture. Chiarugi #2 46 mm staples. Finished length between 69 and 69.5 mm. They are highly playable, just like my original model. They sit between the Robust and Slimline options in terms of response.

Finishing Touches:

  • Tested in two rooms replicating the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not necessarily my own.  
  • Reed prep instructions are included.
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork. 
  • Covid sanitized. 
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy.  They are otherwise not returnable.

    Best Quality Custom Oboe Reeds For Professionals And Accomplished Adult Amateurs- Handmade To Order

    Avignon Custom Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch, 100% hand scraped, and finished to order. They represent my best work with construction designed to help elite professionals and highly accomplished adult amateurs play their best, earn their best reviews and fully enjoy music making.  I draw on my best cane with greater wall thickness and density to achieve a result that includes tonal complexity, maximum expression. Custom staples add extra focus. 

     Construction/Scrape:

    • Offered in 6 models: Original, Robust, Athletic, Slimline, Wide Body and Shorty. This new presentation is designed to help my customers order the best reed based on functional preferences without having to worry so much about the details. It also gives me extra room to use my judgment to achieve the results each buyer seeks.
    • Cane: Medium to medium hard strength/higher density oboe cane that promotes best results (Alliaud/Marion/Magic Reed). Staple: Professional Chiarugi staple 47mm 2+ to manage aperture size and achieve greater focus.  Shape: Mack++ or similar. Blank Length: 73 mm. Finished Reed Length: 69.75-70 mm.

    • Signature American long scrape.  Moderately defined tip. Heart .40-.42 in thickness.  Moderate windows, defined heart/back with catch. Moderate spine, modified at base of reed to reduce internal dimensions and bring up pitch. Every reed gets dozens of micro adjustments and quality tests prior to certification and shipment. Custom reed are made with extra finishing cycles.

    Choices:

    Original: 

    Beautiful oboe reeds with the optimum balance of response, expression and stability.  These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5-11 diameter range which produces a moderate aperture.   Chiarugi #2 or 2+ 47 mm staples. They are highly playable, and my favorite because they don't over tax my embouchure and I can enjoy myself more. They sit between the Robust and Slimline options in terms of response.

    Robust:

    Beautiful, truly professional level full-bodied oboe reed designed for a more robust, meaty response with extra expression. These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5 diameter range which tends to increase the size of the aperture. Chiarugi #2 or 2+ 47 mm staples. Players report a nice lifespan with these reeds.  Since we never over-scrape our reeds, players with reed adjustment skills will find room to further customize their experience.

    Athletic:

    Some players are in top athletic condition to play oboe.  They have big lung capacities, fast wind speed and well developed embouchures.  These players simply overwhelm the reeds that the rest of us enjoy so much.  So, I build in extra resistance and finish with a thicker tip than my other models.  Oboe athletes undoubtedly have conservatory training and reed adjustment skills.  I count on their skills at fine-tuning the reed once in their care with simple scrapes to the heart and the tip to make it just right for them.

    Slimline:

    This professional oboe reed model is designed for those seeking a somewhat more free-blowing experience in combination with a relatively smaller aperture size than is featured in our Original model.  Reeds are highly playable without needing to be over-scraped.  My custom construction makes optimal expression possible.  I combine my best medium strength cane in a larger diameter with a Chiarugi 47 mm 2+ professional staple.  This modifies the aperture enough to finish the reed with a defined scrape like the Original model.

    Wide Body:

    This model is designed for players who seek the darkest tone color that I am  capable of producing through my signature scrape in combination with my custom  materials management strategy.  I draw from my best 10.5-11 diameter Marion (2017) oboe cane.  This is a dense, rich cane that many elite players would buy in an instant, if I still sold it on my platform (I now  reserve for my own use).  I combine this with a wider shape (Liang or Westwind M) and a shorter staple, to raise the pitch which naturally drops with wider shapes.  This is a difficult reed to make, and comes with a premium price because of the lower yield of reeds that I able to produce that are up to pitch.

    Shorty:

    This model combines my Original oboe reed model with a 46 mm staple, raising the pitch a little to help offset pitch challenges from production style or the oboe itself.  Beautiful oboe reeds with the optimum balance of response, expression and stability.  These are highly defined reeds with visible distinctions between the parts. Medium to medium hard strength with cane in the 10.5-11 diameter range which produces a moderate aperture. Chiarugi #2 46 mm staples. Finished length between 69 and 69.5 mm. They are highly playable, just like my original model. They sit between the Robust and Slimline options in terms of response.

    Finishing Touches:

    • Tested in two rooms replicating the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not necessarily my own.  
    • Reed prep instructions are included.
    • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork. 
    • Covid sanitized. 
    • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy.  They are otherwise not returnable.