Vandoren is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of clarinet and saxophone accessories, including reeds, mouthpieces, and ligature and cap sets, as well such sundries as swabs, cork grease, reed cases, pouches, straps and mouthpiece cushions. Vandoren's strong suit and the epicenter of their legend is their reed selection. Across the entire family of clarinets and saxophones, if a piece of shaved cane is vibrating against an aperture, the chances are good that a Vandoren product is locked in the ligature's embrace. Ab clarinet, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, German clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, sopranino sax, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, and bass sax are all represented thoroughly in Vandoren's product line. Vandoren likewise supports a significant inventory of double reeds including oboe, English horn, bassoon, contra-bassoon and sarrusophone, as well as raw cane, and cane that is gouged, shaped and profiled.
The only difference between the "Traditional" and "Profile 88" mouthpieces is in the exterior angle of the beak. Therefore, the musician is free to choose the model which suits his purpose in terms of best playing position, easiest sound emission, greatest playing comfort and the most controllable and precise articulation. 13 Series Vandoren has developed the new "13" Series mouthpiece specifically for American clarinetists using A440 pitch.