Mid-Length scrape with wire lend these reeds to ease of playing and consistency. They have been a mainstay in the industry for more than 70 years.
These reeds are cut according to the style here in the U.S. and have a very definite spine and tip. They will be darker in tone.
"Windows", more resistance and a darker sound characterize these reeds catering to more advanced players.
Once again, a proven design that has been around since Chartier began. Very easy playing with a mellow tone.
Darker, more resistant, slightly heavier reed.
No need to soak these. Great for outdoors and doublers. Especially useful for beginning players who have enough to think about without worrying about reed problems.
For those wishing to make their own reeds, we suggest you contact us to discuss what you need and how we might help you.
We offer reeds in unmarked vials ready for your label if you prefer to stock your own brand name.
We have the ability to create custom reed styles based on your preferences. Call to discuss various options.
Chartier Reeds was established more than 70 years ago by R.C. Chartier. While playing professionally and making his own reeds, he realized there was a great need for quality hand finished and graded commercial double reeds.
After journeying to southern France and Spain, and securing sources for cane, which the company still uses today, Mr. Chartier established "Chartier Reeds" and began supplying the music industry with fully guaranteed, hand finished oboe and bassoon reeds.
Since 1976, the company has been owned and operated by Gregg Chartier, the eldest son. He has expanded the company to include synthetic double reeds along with supplying vast amounts of raw materials and partially finished goods to the reed making industry. The company now has state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a conscientious work force, which will assure the quality of Chartier Reeds is strictly maintained.
Although the company has grown exponentially, every double reed is still hand finished and checked for correct response and tonal quality. The evidenced by our FULL GUARANTEE on double reeds.