All professional 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.