Eastman is excited to introduce a new line of quality hand-made oboe and bassoon reeds. Each reed is hand-made of select cane from Anhui province in China, which is a famous cane producing region. Cane from Anhui stands out from other canes in having greater resilience and a much higher fibre density. This cane is of medium to medium hard hardness, its texture is silky, fine, and smooth, and its colour is yellow to golden brown. It is also more consistent in quality than other canes.
The reed maker is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a professional oboist, he found that others loved his reeds, so he began to make them for friends. Over time, people began to purchase them in such quantities that he developed a reed making workshop.
Eastman enthusiastically brings these special reeds to the American market.