KGE visit to Uwe Henze (agent for KGE Reeds in Germany)

On August 8 and 9, KG will be in Uwe Henze store and demonstrating the KGE profiling machine for customers. This will be a great opportunity for oboists (and cor anglais players) to try reeds made from both the French and German types of template, and to learn about the use of these machines.

For those who might be thinking to buy such a machine, it is the perfect opportunity to have a machine set up to your individual taste by the master himself, KG, and to be coached in its use

For those who already own a KGE profiling machine, it is an opportunity to have your machine checked and serviced and recalibrated by KG.

We look forward to meeting oboists young and old on August 8 and 9





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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
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


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.