K Ge is again introducing a newly developed and revolutionary new oboe reed which we think could solve many problems which we find with the current way of reed making. We have named this new product: “The K GE Oboe Bocal reed”!
The “KGE oboe bocal reed” products, including specially gouged & shaped cane, the finished reed itself and related tool accessories will be available for purchasing from our website very soon. You will be able to select from a few different shaper options for the finished reed and the gouged and shaped cane.
On the following video, I am showing you how to fit the reed to your staple and then you will be ready to use your own “Oboe bocal reed”!!!
What are the advantages of the KGE Oboe Bocal Reed? This new reed enables you to change to staples of a different brand name, and experiment with different length staples. This also allows you to experiment with the different tone colours by directly comparing different types of staples, which I am sure most oboists will find a lot of fun!!!
The bocal reed also enables you to lengthen or shorten the reed using the same staple which will enable you to make small intonation changes without changing the scrape and dimensions of the cane part of the reed.
Additionally, with the design of the bocal reed, the bottom part of the reed is closed completely around the staple (round), and it encloses the staple much better than the current piece of gouged and shaped cane. With the cane not being bound to the staple tightly, the cane 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 from the oboe when compared to the traditional type of bound oboe reed.
A special tip when using bocal reeds: after you finish playing each session, remove the cane part of the reed from the staple, which helps the cane to dry thoroughly and lengthens the life of the 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.