Oxford Oboe Reed

Free-blowing easy to play reed suitable for beginners and early-stage players who wish to keep costs to a minimum
Oxford Oboe Reed
The Oxford oboe reed is a very popular student oboe reed, used by players in the early stages who wish to keep costs to a minimum.

Our design gives a very free-blowing oboe reed, easy to play for the beginner, and with a strengthened tip to help try to avoid accidental damage which can happen through inexperience.

For beginners wanting improved tone we recommend the Paris oboe reed as this is also responsive but with a more attractive tone.

Test-and-Return Guarantee
All our reeds can be returned, after testing, within 1 month for exchange or refund (please note we cannot accept reeds which have been extensively used).

Recanes - what are they?
Recanes are made by using your old reeds - we strip back the cane and binding to leave just the staple (cork and metal base) and we bind on a new piece of cane. They play like new reeds and last just as long.
How to order: On this page, in the "Type" box above, select "Recane", then in the "Strength" box above select the strength you want, and click "Add to Cart".
NOTE: when you order Recanes you will need to post the correct number of old reeds to us. Please make sure the corks are not broken or marked in ink. First place your order through this website, and then pack up your old reeds with a note mentioning your order number and name, and post them to: Regency Reeds, P.O.Box 1192, St.Albans AL1 9AH

How many reeds should I buy?
You should always have a spare reed in case the one youre using gets damaged. We recommend buying at least 3 reeds so that when the first one is no longer usable, you still have a spare, and you then have time to order some more.

When will my reeds arrive?
We post your reeds the same or next working day (note we are closed Fridays) by First Class post which usually takes 1 or 2 days. So for example if you order on a Tuesday morning you may get the reeds as early as Wednesday or Thursday, although if you order on Thursday evening your reeds may be posted on Monday to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. It's best to plan ahead and order before you have completely run out of reeds!
For orders outside the UK we use airmail.