Vandoren Saxophone Reeds
The Vandoren company was founded in 1905. It quickly became the leader in reeds, mouthpieces and accessories for clarinets and saxophones. Today, Vandoren exports 90% of its production to more than 100 countries, thanks to know-how and involvement in every aspect of the supply chain.
The Vandoren company is a family business, founded by Eugène Van Doren, soloist at the Concerts Colonne orchestra. Continued by his son, clarinetist Robert Van Doren then by Bernard Van Doren, its actual President. Robert, Bernard’s son, joined the company in 2014.
The historic workshops of rue Lepic in Paris were transferred in the early 90s to Southern France (Bormes les Mimosas), thus enabling the development, modernization and constant optimization of our manufacturing processes.
The choice of professionals, teachers and students the world over. This reed is designed to produce a quality of extremely pure sound due to a very thin reed tip (the area of reed with maximum vibration), balanced by a solid vertebral column (more cane in the area which climbs gradually to the heel). Range from 1.5 to 3.5
Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible palette* than the Traditional reed allows vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. Range from 1.5 to 3.5
*Palette: zone where the waves are propagated with the greatest range. From the tip, the waves are absorbed further in the JAVA reed.
The driving force behind the JAVA “Filed – Red Cut'' design was to offer more sonic possibilities to musicians while keeping the qualities of the original Java. More flexible than its older version, with a little more tonal body, the JAVA ``Filed – Red Cut” offers a full, rich, centered sound and excellent projection with an extremely precise attack. Range from 2 to 3.5
Launched in 1993 to answer the demand of some American jazz musicians (a JAVA with even more wood. The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer palette. Sound: more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music. Range 2 to 3.5
In any style – with any mouthpiece – you’ll achieve maximum results with the V21 reed. This unfiled reed is the first saxophone reed with a conical shape. It offers a clean, particularly warm and centred sound while providing an excellent sound projection. The V21 reed allows precise articulation and great ease in achieving large interval leaps. Range from 2.5 to 3.5
Developed in 2002, the ZZ jazz reed is immediately responsive without sacrificing the brightness or tone quality required for this style of music. The unique relationship between the heart and tip provides extraordinary colour, great response and a durable life. Range 2.5 to 3.5
The success of V12 reeds in the clarinet world for 25 years has led us to transpose their characteristics and advantages into the saxophone world. With its very precise attack, homogeneous timbre in every register, controlled high notes, warm and velvety sound, this new reed offers exceptional possibilities. Range from 2.5 to 3.5
Now playing is more play, less work: Everyone from students to music teachers loves the new Juno reeds. They're designed to help you find early success by making it easier to play your instrument from top to bottom. Juno reeds are perfect for beginners who don't want to sound like beginners. Range from 1.5 to 2.5