Jones Reeds for oboes and bassoons are desired and used by numerous professional musicians. This commercial reed features the long scrape that is sought after by elite oboe and bassoon players. Each reed from Jones is individually tested, hand adjusted, and often hand scraped before undergoing a thorough final inspection. This attention to detail and quality enables Jones Reeds to be able to guarantee the quality of each and every oboe and bassoon reed that they package and sell.
Jones Double Reed Products grew from tinkering on a kitchen table to producing thousands of reeds per year. Dr. Wendal S. Jones began making reeds for his music students at The University of Arizona. Soon, other teachers and music professionals began to recognize the quality of Dr. Jones’ reeds and began to request custom reeds. As demand grew, Jones decided that he needed to expand his production center from his home. Unsatisfied with the available equipment for mass production, Jones developed his own machinery. He created a profiling machine which was able to produce four different patterns of the scrape allowing for him to still customize individual reeds. The company has grown and is now manufacturing reeds in Spokane, WA with employees ranging from former artists to professional musicians. Today, Jones Reeds produces over 120,000 oboe reeds and 65,000 bassoon reeds per year.
Beyond superior attention to the manufacturing process, Jones Reeds is committed to utilizing the best materials to create each reed. Only superior Arundo Donax cane is used for these double reeds. Grown in southern France, this cane is carefully selected by Jones Reeds to ensure that the base material is the finest available. The quality of these reeds is evident when they are played.
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