Manufactured with a standard “American Scrape”, made with French oboe cane and mounted on a brass staple with synthetic cork which is both durable and easy to insert and remove from an oboe receiver. Offered in five strengths: soft, medium soft, medium, medium hard, and hard.
A multi-generation, family-owned company the Marlin Lesher Reed Co. specializes in manufacturing student oboe and bassoon reeds. Sibling co-owners, Ben Krabill and Grace Lytle, have teamed up to carry on the tradition of producing reasonably priced, high quality double reeds.
Over the past 25 years of ownership of the Marlin Lesher Reed Co.,we have developed cutting edge precision machinery which allows us to produce consistent double reeds at an affordable price. Marlin Lesher Reeds are made with cane grown in the Mediterranean region of France and are mounted on durable synthetic cork staples. All of our reeds are made in the USA.
Both Grace and Ben enjoy living in the Pacific Northwest region of Washington State. Grace and her husband Paul have two boys and can often be found making trails in their woods and playing at the beach. Ben loves to spend his free time in the mountains, hiking, skiing, and camping.