- Moon River Student Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch and 100% hand scraped to sound best. They are custom designed for players from West Texas and other drier southwestern climates.
- They are constructed with 10.5 diameter cane from my world class inventory that I have been building since 2017. Cane is mounted on a unbranded Chiarugi 47 mm 2 staple. This combination increases aperture size which offsets the anticipated shrinkage that comes from dry climates.
- American long scrape.
- Every reed gets dozens of micro adjustments and quality tests prior to certification and shipment.
Recommended for Southwest players with at least 6 months of experience, with or without a teacher.
No two reeds are ever exactly the same, and in multiple reed orders one will always be best.
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. If it is not a fit, I start over.
Reed prep instructions are included.
Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork.
Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy. They are otherwise not returnable.
Moon River is a metaphor of yearning for the unpredictable eddies of an adventurous life, to be swept along by the currents to somewhere new: “Wherever you're going, I'm going your way.”