Our intermediate oboe reed is handmade by professional oboists. The letters denote individual reed makers, and they all have their own scrapes and shapes:
A – Our Original Intermediate Oboe Reed. Responsive, medium sized aperture, plenty of cane left on the reed for fine adjustments.
AA – Responsive, smaller aperture, less heavy heart than the A
C – Responsive, smaller aperture, small heart and long windows, shorter tips than A and AA (resulting in a darker tone)
D – Responsive, medium sized aperture, darkest tone
K – Easiest response, medium aperture, brighter tone