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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.