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Moon River Intermediate Oboe Reeds

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  • Moon River Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch and 100% hand scraped.  They are custom designed for players from West Texas and other drier southwestern climates. They are designed to achieve a larger aperture here in NY which offsets aperture shrinkage when shipped to players in arid climates. They are also a great option for other players who just prefer somewhat larger apertures. This strategy optimizes reed function and expands the universe of players who can enjoy my reeds.


  • Made with 10.25-10.5 diameter cane drawn from my best medium strength brands.  
  • Finished with my signature American long scrape.
  • Receives dozens of micro adjustments and quality tests prior to shipment.
  • Made through a nuanced process that supports the optimum function of the four pillars of the oboe reed: stability, pitch, tone and response. 
  • Consult Moon River Collection Page For Full Construction Details

Experience Level:

  • Best oboe reeds for intermediate players with 12-18 months experience, and at least 8 months of private study. 

Finishing Touches:

  • Tested in two rooms with and without carpet on a Loree 125 oboe.  When I test reeds, I try to replicate the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not my own
  • Inspected for defects that impact play and certified at or above grade level prior to shipping.
  • Reed prep instructions are included.
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork. 
  • Covid sanitized.