K.GE KlastiG Oboe Bocal Reed

K.GE Reeds is proud to introduce the second generation of our KlastiG oboe bocal reeds. 

We have teamed up with a Japanese company specialising in synthetic materials. Through vigorous testing, we are eager to launch a synthetic reed that provides a warm and dynamic quality.

The reeds are bound using the bocal reed tying-on method and scraped by our profiling machine. Currently, they are available in European and American style with more shaper options coming soon.



"The K.GE Oboe Bocal reed”

K.GE is again introducing a newly developed and revolutionary oboe reed which we think could solve many problems regarding the current way of reed making. We have named this new product: “The K GE Oboe Bocal reed”!

The bocal reed products, including specially gouged & shaped cane, the finished reed itself and related tools are now available on our webshop. You will be able to select from a few different shaper options for the finished reed and the gouged and shaped cane.

What are the advantages of the KGE Oboe Bocal Reed?
This new reed enables you to change between different brand name staples, and experiment with different lengths. This also allows you to experiment with tone colours by directly comparing different types of staples, which I am sure most oboists will find a lot of fun!!!

The bocal reed system allows you to lengthen or shorten the reed using the same staple which will enable you to make small intonation changes without changing the scrape or dimensions of the cane part of the reed.

Additionally, with the re-designed bocal cane shaper, the cane will now be completely closed and make full contact with the staple. However, while the cane is not bound to the staple as tightly, the vibrations are transmitted much more smoothly through the staple to the instrument. From our own testing, we feel the bocal reed is much more stable and makes a warmer tone compared to the traditional type of bound oboe reed.

We are convinced that the Bocal reed is a new development that can benefit oboists of all different levels.



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We would like to bring some important information to the attention our customers to help avoid any confusion after a relatively recent development in the oboe business

About 8 years ago, K.GE REEDS made and developed an oboe with the "AW" Logo ("Armstrong Ward" oboe) and subsequently we discontinued the "AW" logo and we changed that same oboe brand name to the K.GE Oboe which is the exact same oboe that we manufacture and market to this day. This oboe is 100% made in our K.GE Shanghai workshop and tuned and tested there.

In the last few years or so, there has been released onto the market a new range of oboes, also made in China, with the "AW" logo brand name. We would like our customers and members of the public to know that this range of oboes has no connection with K.GE Oboes and no part of any these new "AW" brand oboes is made in our workshop. We only manufacture the K.GE brand of oboes in our Shanghai workshop

——September 7th 2018


K.GE Oboe Reed Humidor made from paulownia wood


Special material

Paulownia wood has been used for boxes and furniture in Japan of many centuries.

Paulownia boxes are famous for controlling humidity and protecting and preserving valuables such as delicate antique kimonos, drawings and other delicate art crafts over long periods of time.


Innovative humidity control system

Talented designer, Masanori Wakiya of ATZOOM Inc. has created a brilliant and innovative humidity control system that is very simple yet effective.


Made/assembled in Japan

Theses boxes are hand made by Japanese Artisans and assembled in a Japanese factory using specialized tools. These sophisticated boxes are made in a meticulous manner that Japanese craftsman are famous for.

KlastiG Oboe Bocal Reed
Innoledy Cor-Anglais Gouge MachineInnoledy Oboe Gouge MachineK.GE KlastiG Oboe Bocal Reed

The Innoledy Cor-Anglais Gouge Machine is now available in center/side ratio 0.15

The Innoledy Oboe Gouge Machine is now available in center/side ratio options 0.10, 0.15 & 0.18 





Oboe Bocal Blank Reed (European Style) K.GE Keflon Adjustment Tape 5mm Professional Oboe Bocal Reed (European Style)
Oboe Bocal Blank Reed (European Style)K.GE Keflon Adjustment Tape 5mmProfessional Oboe Bocal Reed (European Style)






Standard Oboe Bocal Reed (European Style) Oboe Bocal Blank Reed (American Style) Professional Oboe Bocal Reed (American Style)
Standard Oboe Bocal Reed (European Style)Oboe Bocal Blank Reed (American Style)Professional Oboe Bocal Reed (American Style)






Standard Oboe Bocal Reed (American Style)
Standard Oboe Bocal Reed (American Style)