Squirrel Hill Reed Shop

Professional Reeds & Blanks

Please see the home page for current processing times

Professional Oboe Reed

These are our handmade, professional quality oboe reeds,
made with the Mack++ shape and Ross gouging machine.

Mack-Pfeiffer, Caleb-1, and RDG-1 shapes are available by request.

We guarantee a high level of consistency and quality as we carefully hand-select and process the cane, and all scraping is done by hand. Great care is taken in the making of the reeds, and every reed produces a stable, balanced sound.
Reeds are generally made to a medium strength--
however, if you prefer a significantly softer or harder strength,
please let us know so that we can accommodate you!

Price in USD : 

25.00

Professional English Horn Reed

These are our handmade, professional quality English horn reeds.
They feature the same high level of craftsmanship that goes into our professional oboe reeds--just bigger!

Depending on the reed, it may or may not come with a wire.

English horn reeds may sometimes require a longer processing time than with our oboe reeds--please contact us about current availability and times.

Price in USD : 

30.00

Professional Oboe Reed Blank

These are our handmade, professional quality oboe reed blanks,
made with the Mack++ shape and Ross gouging machine.

Mack-Pfeiffer, Caleb-1, and RDG-1 shapes are available by request.

This is a perfect solution for beginning reedmakers learning to scrape reeds or for anyone lacking the time to process their own cane.

Price in USD : 

12.50

If you choose to pay by check, make sure to let us know beforehand so that we can give you an accurate total.

All checks must be made out to Geoffrey Sanford.

For new customers:

Please let us know through an email of any other

significant factors that may affect your reeds,
such as climate issues (elevation, humidity, etc.)

or instrument concerns (severely sharp or flat oboe).
In addition, please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself

as a player and your playing habits so that we can get a better idea

of what kind of reed to make for you.
This includes how much time you spend playing

(Once a week? Twice? Everyday?)
and what kind of playing you do

(Personal practice, once-a-week rehearsals, or more?).

Sign up for a reed subscription, and never be without a good reed again!

Contact us with the number of reeds you'd like to have sent to you every month.

On the first of each month, we will send an invoice for your order,

and on a specified date of your choosing, we will ship your reeds to you!