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For the finest in oboe reeds, look no further! James also teaches reed making, knife sharpening for reed makers, and playing techniques. He is available in person in the Manhattan area and online using Skype.
Photo by Harrison Linsey 2012
James is currently out of the office attending the Aspen Music Festival for the summer and is unable to fulfill reed orders. He will be accepting orders again after September 5, 2016. Please check back then to place orders.
Great music requires highly skilled and dedicated musicians, using the finest supplies and resources. For an oboist, reeds are a critical element of sound and musical achievement. Riggs Oboe Reeds is committed to supplying oboists with hand made reeds crafted to the finest standards of performance at all levels.
James Riggs




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Perfect for beginning oboists, this oboe reed is light, vibrant, and easy to play. *


Professional players require active, vibrant, full bodied, even tone. The professional oboe reed delivers a balance of stability and flexibility, with an ample dynamic range and rich complex tone. *


The intermediate oboe reed has more structure for the advancing student, but is still easy to play. *


Please note:
*Reeds are hand made to order. For emergency orders, please send an email to or