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.
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.