Covid-19 Information: Play testing is required to produce a working handmade oboe reed. While there is no way to completely guarantee that any cleaning procedure has removed all germs (including Covid-19), preventing the spread of illness is of upmost importance. Therefore, each completed reed is cleaned by soaking in isopropyl alcohol (at least 70%) for twenty seconds and then rinsing in clean water and allowing to dry completely. A waiting period of one week has also been instituted between testing and mailing to further protect the buyer. This means reeds may currently ship up to three weeks after ordering (up to two weeks for reed preparation and one week for safety), though many orders will ship sooner.
High-Quality Handcrafted Reeds for Oboe and English Horn
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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.
Start exploring my offerings by clicking one of the links below!
Dr. Kevin Vigneau, Professor of Oboe, University of New Mexico and Principal Oboe, New Mexico Philharmonic
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.
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!
We ship to the continental United States, EXCEPT Kansas. We also ship to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not accept international orders.
While many orders ship within a few days, please allow up to three weeks especially at peak times (late August and near the winter holidays).
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.