Designed by Guy Légère in a collaboration with Christoph Hartmann of the Berlin Philharmonic, these reeds will last for months with proper care, providing a beautiful tone with no pre-moistening required.
Légère oboe reeds are cut from a polymer on 3-axis, computer controlled precision cutting machines. The reeds are cut in halves using customized profiles which are based on a mathematical description of a reed profile rather than a model or prototype. The halves are then bonded together again using a digitally controlled system. The result is a reed which is perfectly balanced in both blades, and has just the right combination of tip thickness, heart, and flexibility.
Top symphonic and jazz musicians have been using the Légère single reeds for more than a decade. From the principals of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, to jazz greats like Gerald Albright and Hamiet Bluiett, our reeds have been tested at the highest possible level. Now this same exceptional quality is available in a Légère oboe reed.
Légère oboe reeds have all the depth and warmth that elite players demand.
After being rather sceptical about plastic reeds, having now tried these Legere Reeds over a longer period, I think they are a fantastic addition providing durability, great playability and produce a rich warm sound - Ian Crowther August 2017