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ATTENTION K.GE CUSTOMERS:
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
A few years ago, K.GE REEDS made and developed an oboe under the brand name “ARMSTRONG WARD” (AW) and subsequently changed that same oboe brand name to the K.GE Oboe. This oboe is 100% made in our K.GE Shanghai workshop and tuned and tested there.
In the last year or so, there has been released onto the market a new, low cost range of oboes, also made in China, under the “Armstrong Ward” (AW) 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 REEDS and no part of any these oboes is made in our workshop.
K.GE Oboe Reed Humidor made from paulownia wood
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.