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I sell European, U-shaped scrape intermediate oboe reeds made from superior quality Alliaud and Roseau Chantant cane. I recommend them for oboists who are roughly of Grade 5 to Grade 8 standard. Compared to my beginner oboe reeds, these intermediate ones have a warmer tone and a slightly wider aperture, allowing for a wider range of dynamics to be made. In addition, the staple used is also of a better quality, improving the sound of the reed.


The intermediate oboe reeds I make for my customers are all handmade and tried and tested along the way by me - I don't ship reeds that I wouldn't be happy letting my students play on. Having said that, everyone's embouchure and resistance/sound preferences are different, and ultimately the reeds have to suit you.

With this in mind, I offer every customer who purchases oboe reeds from me a free 30-minute online session if they want to let me have a listen to how the reeds sound when they play on them and to give me any feedback on what they would like more or less of in the reeds. I keep striving to make reeds that work best for each and every customer.


To view my reedmaking process and equipment, kindly click here.

  • All intermediate oboe reeds I sell are made from high quality Alliaud/Roseau Chantant tube cane and are finished by hand.

    These are the steps I take over the process of making every single reed:

    • Split tube cane (Reeds n' Stuff cane splitter)
    • Pregouge cane (Reeds n' Stuff pregouger)
    • Gouge cane (Kunibert Michel gouging machine)
    • Shape cane (Reeds n' Stuff shaping machine)
    • Tie cane onto staple
    • Scrape reed by hand

    The entire process from splitting the tube cane to the finished scraped reed lasts approximately two weeks. I test all finished reeds on my Josef 20th Anniversary oboe before dispatching the reeds.

    To hear how my reeds sound, kindly have a listen to any of my videos.

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