The different cuts of clarinet reeds

A topographical diagram of each cut. All points on the same level curve have the same thickness. The more pointed the arch, the thicker the spine and heart, and conversely, the thinner the side bevels.

Reeds authentication

In order to guarantee the excellence of the Vandoren brand and to enable musicians to have confidence that they are playing a genuine Vandoren product, we have devised a system of authentication.

Each reed and reed box contains an identification code. Musicians and retailers can confirm the authenticity of their Vandoren reeds and reed boxes at any time. Each reed and reed box can easily be verified at:

The different cuts of saxophone reeds

3D diagram showing the comparative level curves of the 7 reed series. All points on the same level curve have the same thickness. The more pointed the arch, the thicker the spine and heart, and conversely, the thinner the side bevels.

Saxophone Reeds

Now with 7 different cuts available, Vandoren saxophone reeds offer something for everyone.
From bright and edgy to dark and rich, saxophone players can hone their sound with Vandoren.

Jazz Saxophone Reeds

All points on the same level curve have the same thickness. The more pointed the arch, the thicker the spine and heart, and conversely, the thinner the side bevels.

Reeds authentication

In order to guarantee the excellence of the Vandoren brand and to enable musicians to have confidence that they are playing a genuine Vandoren product, we have devised a system of authentication.

Each reed and reed box contains an identification code. Musicians and retailers can confirm the authenticity of their Vandoren reeds and reed boxes at any time. Each reed and reed box can easily be verified at:

Reeds comparison chart