Oboe & EH Reed Comparison Chart

       Black - Student

Soft A basic, student reed that vibrates easily and is beginner-friendly.

            Burgundy

Soft Medium soft to Medium, good low register, ideal for those who prefer a softer reed.

              Purple

Medium Soft Medium soft to Medium, good opening, nice response, ideal for those who prefer a softer reed.

              Sherbet

Medium Soft - Medium  Medium soft to medium, good structure and balance, ideal for players who prefer a middle-of-the-road reed.

               Yellow

Medium - Medium Hard Medium to medium hard, a stronger heart and thinner tip than other comparable reeds.
                                Pewter Medium - Medium Hard Medium to medium hard, good structure, well balanced with fantastic stability.

        Private Reserve

Medium - Medium Hard Our best handmade reed- ready for performance.  A great option in case of reed emergencies!

             Rainbow

Medium Hard - Hard Medium hard to hard, these reeds tend to be on the harder side.  Some finishing may be necessary. Great for players with a strong embouchure.

                 Blue

 Hard Hard, excellent for advanced players who enjoy a hard reed and wish to finish their reeds themselves.

 

English Horn reeds

             Sherbet

Medium Soft - Medium A balanced and stable reed that requires little to no adjustment. Ideal for the intermediate to advanced player.

 

                  Brown

Medium   A well-structured reed for advanced players with room for adjustment. 

 

                    Purple

Medium Well finished, good for players of all ages who wish to have a reed with great response. 

 

 

                  Blue

Hard Good for advanced players who enjoy a hard reed and wish to finish the reed on their own.