REED MAKING

"How do you expect to play the oboe if you can't peel a mushroom?"

--Marcel Tabuteau

THE PROCESS

See how oboe reeds are made:

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Shaping
Shaping

The shaper ensures that each piece of cane has uniform dimensions.

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The Finished Reed
The Finished Reed

Following a detailed 2-3 day process of scraping, clipping, and testing the reed, the reed is oboe-ready.

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