Custom Semi Finished Reed- Choice of Cane and Shape - Hardness Graded

$17.00 $15.00

These reeds are made to order, and will take 3-4 weeks to ship.

Semi-finished reeds are tip profiled to a near finished stage. Final personalized scraping and adjustments are left to you.


Your choice of cane, shape and hardness level
Cane: Donati, Rieger, Rigotti, Danzi, Gonzalez, Neuranter
Shape: Rieger 1A (Standard), Rieger 2 (Wide), Rieger 14 (Narrow)
Hardness: Medium, Medium-Hard, Hard
Thread color will vary, but may be requested if available.

Overall length: 60mm

Blade Length: 32mm

Tube Length: 28mm


Finishing instructions

  • Ream if necessary.
  • Soak blank for 2-3 minutes.
  • If the tip is closed, gently squeeze the first wire from side to side with pliers. The opening of the blank should be about the width of a dime.
  • If the wires are loose, tighten the first 2 wires so they are snug. Be careful not to over tighten.
  • Lightly scrape to define the thumbnail and file the sides.
  • Scrape or file the back of the reed if the reed is too hard or too bright (Hold the reed up to a light to look for dark spots)
  • Allow the reed to sit for a couple days before testing and removing any more cane.
  • Test the reed and make adjustments. Allow the reed to sit for another day. Repeat as necessary.
  • If the pitch is flat or the E and or C# in the staff are unstable, check if the wires are loose.
  • If the wires are loose, tighten them. If the wires are snug, clip the tip in .5mm increments until the pitch is stable.
  • Final blade length should be approximately 26 - 27mm from the first wire.