K.GE Oboe Reed Humidor

K.GE Oboe Reed Humidor
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  • Item #: KGE-HCRB
  • Manufacturer: K.GE REEDS
  • Condition: New
Price $190.00
Availability Out-of-Stock

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.

 

K. GE REED BOX INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

I. Opening and Closing the Box

Opening: Place your thumb on one of the longer sides of the rectangular lid, and your fingers on the other, and pull upwards.

 

Closing: Place the lid on the box, and push until there are no gaps between two components.

II. Storing Reeds

i. Set your reeds into the slots provided. For a rigid hold, make sure that the stringed part of the reed is firmly set between the slots.

ii. Follow the same procedures when storing reeds in the lid. In addition, rest the staples (tubes) on the cushion located next to the slots.

III. Humidifying Your Reed Box

+ Refer to the hygrometer readings (check point iii. under "N.B."), and perform the following procedures accordingly:

Setting Up

i. Fill up the included dropper bottle.

ii. Remove the two cap screws from the water ports located on either side of the box.

+Make sure that the O-Rings do not come off, and that you do not lose them.

Adding Water

+ Keep the box shut, and the water port you are working with facing upwards for this procedure.

i. Pour water into the water port, one drop at a time. Add 20 to 50 drops per water port, but do not exceed that amount. It is essential that you add the same amount of water to each water port.

ii. Close the caps when finished. Do not over-tighten the caps, as this may make it difficult for you to open them again.

+ After these procedures are complete, rest your reed box on a flat surface (with the hygrometer facing upwards), and you should see the humidity rise over time.

+ Should you need to further increase the humidity, repeat the humidifying procedures. Again, do not add more than a total of 50 drops of water to each port within a short period of time, as this will over-humidify it.

IV. Storing Your Reed Box

Your reed box will fit perfectly in the accessories pocket on the K. Ge oboe case cover.

 

< N.B. >

i. Refrain from removing non-self regulatory components and dismantling the assembly, as these actions may result in damages, and also diminish the product's functionality as a reed box.

ii. Your reed box is entirely handmade out of selected natural materials. Therefore, it may vary minutely in size and color when compared to other reed boxes, but rest assured, as these differences do not correlate to its overall quality.

iii. Hygrometers are known to be slightly inaccurate at times, so bear in mind that the readings should be referred to as guidelines, not precise representations. Inaccurate readings therefore, do not represent any defects in your reed box.

iv. We bear no legal responsibility over damages caused by, but not limited to: improper handling, fire, floods, and earthquakes.