These KGE Premium Oboe reeds were selected for their intonation, articulation, tone and the quality of their finish. They use the same quality cane as all KGE reeds; the difference with the premium range of reeds is the higher density of the cane which makes the reed more resistant. Because of this, these reeds deserve a good soak to get them started and do require some playing in. A popular, long lasting and stable reed.
Wired, European Style
About KGE Reeds?
In 1988 Ke-Xun began selling reeds to Howarth to support his oboe studies. In 1989 Ke-Xun moved to Australia, and while continuing his oboe studies, he taught oboe reed making at the Queensland Conservatory of Music. Eventually the demand for Ke-Xun's reeds increased dramatically and he decided to become a full time oboe reed maker.
It has been previously accepted that hand-made reeds are better quality than those made by machine, however, since Ke-Xun has developed his method he is now challenging this view. Ke-Xun is now certain that his machine made reeds are a superior quality with greater accuracy and consistency than his own hand-made reeds. His method is based on lengthy research and his experience as an oboist, reed maker and now also as an engineer.