High-Quality Handcrafted Reeds for Oboe, Oboe D'Amore and English Horn

High Altitude Oboe Reeds Available; High Altitude English Horn Reeds Coming Soon!

8/28/23: I am permanently closing Sweeney Oboe Reeds due to chronic health issues. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

8/4/23: Sadly my health issues have returned. I am closing my website to further orders for the time being until I am sure I am healthy. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

7/27/23: My mouth has healed and I am working on catching up on orders. Still no promises about shipping dates, but progress is being made.

7/10/23: Due to an illness involving my mouth, I will be unable to make reeds for at least a week. I am currently not making any promises about shipping dates. You may still place orders, but understand there may be significant delays.

Covid-19 Information: Testing by playing is required to produce a working handmade oboe reed. Click here to learn how I clean my reeds and other information related to Covid-19.

Shipping Information: Currently all orders are shipped through USPS. While many orders will still arrive within an ordinary time frame, please be aware that USPS is currently experiencing delays. Please keep this in mind and order well in advance!


My name is Corey Sweeney, owner and reed maker at Sweeney Oboe Reeds. I am deeply invested in reed making as a trade in its own right: distinct from, and yet integral to, oboe playing. I take great pride in my work, and it is my pleasure to offer a selection of carefully crafted reed types to meet your needs.

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About the Maker


It is my pleasure to endorse the reeds of Corey Sweeney. They are consistently carefully crafted, very responsive, always in tune, with a balanced tone that is focused, vibrant and even throughout the range.  High school students, college students and professionals alike praise the quality of her reeds, which are made to the highest standard.

Dr. Kevin Vigneau, Professor of Oboe, University of New Mexico and Principal Oboe, New Mexico Philharmonic

I've been playing oboe for about 10 years, and Corey's reeds are the best I can recall playing with. As soon as I took them out of the packaging, they had a beautiful, rich tone, no extra scraping required. I'm going to be recommending Sweeney Oboe Reeds to all the oboists I know - her reeds make me sound better!

Samantha B.

Important Policies

(Please see Exchange Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for further policy information)

We ship to the continental United States, EXCEPT Kansas. We also ship to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not accept international orders.

Reeds may not be returned. They may be exchanged within 30 days in the case of shipping damage or having arrived cracked/leaking. See Exchange Policy for more details.