Moon River Professional Oboe Reeds

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Superior Professional Oboe Reeds. Premium M-MH/Regular Density Cane (Vic). Robust and Responsive.

Moon River Professional Oboe Reeds -handmade from scratch to sound best. Reeds are highly expressive and have nice projection for a concert hall. Made with Vic Oboe Cane (M plus-MH plus strength/regular density). This cane is gorgeous, and features a hard shell and a buttery interior. It has a wider strength range than some of my other canes. I tend to use the somewhat MH +/- slips for the pro reeds and use advanced scrape techniques for optimal results. Aperture size is above average. Designed for advanced to expert players with well developed production systems. 

Professional, Elite And English Horn Models.  Elite models offer extra nuance and an additional quality sort. Individual results may vary.


    Oboe Cane: Cane is drawn from premium Vic cane inventories. Cane strength is medium to medium hard with a regular density. Diameters are 10.5 and 11 with extra sort for somewhat  larger size apertures within the batch. Gouge: Kunibert gouge @.60/.45 (small adjustments for cane density and  seasonality). Shape: Mack++ or similar.

    Staple: Professional Chiarugi staple 47mm 2+ 

    Blank Tie Length: 72 - 72.5 mm.

    Finished Reed Length: @ 69.5-70 mm.

    Signature American long scrape.  Customized scrape. Moderately defined tip. Heart 43-.44 in thickness.  Moderate windows, defined heart/back with catch. Moderate spine. Professional level response. 

    Finishing Touches:  

    • Dozens of micro adjustments prior to certification and ship. 
    • Tested on Howarth XL Oboe.
    • Reed prep instructions are included.
    • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork. Covid sanitized (repeat at home).
    • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks that impact play with a refund or replace remedy.  

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