Regency Reeds was founded by me, David Blyth in 1990 from a small work-shop in St Albans.
During the first hectic year I was surprised at just how much the needs of players differed. This started me on a journey of discovery and research which has continued to this day. I realised that the best way to accommodate so many different players' needs was to create a carefully designed range of reeds which, in a systematic way, covers all major workable dimensions and set-ups. All our reeds are hand-crafted to my own designs.
Since those early years I have further increased the range in response to certain players’ feedback and I have continued to strive to improve the products and services we offer. Our reeds have been played in more than 35 countries around the World.
Since the very earliest days we have aimed to produce reeds which are reliable and consistent. Because we are using natural cane as our raw material, which varies considerably, we focus very much on quality in our reed-making to produce the best hand-finished reeds possible.
In order to keep to our quality standards we can’t use all the cane we buy, and a good proportion is discarded from every batch. This means that our reeds are made only with hand-selected, quality cane.
All our reeds are tested and adjusted personally by me before sale. In this way I ensure the reeds are of the highest possible standard.