Details: My English horn reeds are handmade and begin with splitting tube cane, gouging on a Ross gouger and shaping on a Gilbert 1. Each reed comes with wire to help control the openings and plastic tubing to keep the reed on the bocal.

English Horn Reeds

Sandy’s reeds are custom handmade oboe and English horn reeds that are warm in tone, responsive and are stable in pitch, tuned to A=440. A variety of thread color is used, not only the blue color shown in the photos of the reeds. My oboe reeds are divided into three strengths: medium soft, medium and medium hard. The medium soft reed would best suit a beginning oboist. I recommend the medium strength for intermediate to advanced players. The medium hard reed is for those advanced players who want a harder, more resistant reed. Contact me if you have questions about which strength would work best for you.

  • ​Reeds are shipped within one week of receiving payment. Depending on your choice of shipping, please allow up to two weeks for your order to arrive.

  • Guarantee policy: If your reeds arrive damaged from shipping, are cracked or leaking, notify me within one week of receiving the reeds and I will replace them at no charge.
  • Payment can be made by check or if you prefer, PayPal. When paying with a check, mail THIS FORM along with your payment. Once the check is received, your reeds will be sent out to you. Please make the checks out to: Sandy Stimson. Please send an email to that you have placed an order and mailed out a check.
  • Shipping:  US and Canadian orders only.  I offer two options for shipping in the US, first class mail for $5.00 and priority for $9.00.  Canadian orders please contact me for rates.
  • In a hurry? My reeds are also available at Midwest Musical Imports and Hodge Products Inc. You may also contact me directly with special needs.

Details: My oboe reeds are handmade and begin with splitting tube cane, gouging on a Ross gouger, shaping using a Joshua +4 shape and tying on 47mm real cork staple.

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