Roy Carter Oboe Reeds

Having performed as principal oboe in all of the UK's most prestigious opera, chamber and symphony orchestras, including 19 years as the principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, I have unparalleled experience in producing the perfect oboe reed for any repertoire.

Feedback on my reeds:

‘The sound was (not being big headed) sublime.  It is the first time I have not had to adjust a reed I am soooooo delighted thank you… These are so amazing thank you. It is so nice to be able to get a reed that can be relied upon.’  RR

‘Incontrovertibly great… I am so happy!’  JW

‘Excellent reeds, the best I've ever bought.’ – AW

‘I suddenly begin enjoying every note, the first time ever, and can hope the audience do too… they (amazingly) seem ready to play, with excellent intonation, the moment they arrive, Thanks, Roy!’ – NM

‘These reeds considerably enhance the enjoyment of playing the oboe.’ – AB

‘Lovely reeds… absolutely perfect, can get high notes, low notes and sound great and speak easily.’  NP

‘Not a dud one among them’  MH

'Received your reeds today... I think you will have a customer for life.' – AD

'They’re fantastic, and no adjustments necessary... Thank you. Just about to place another order.' – CB

‘Finally, a student oboe reed that's not only consistent, but works without any need for adjustment.’ – AW

'I just wanted to let you know how great I'm finding the reed you made.  It is just as I'd hoped, soft enough for my beginner playing but also enough resistance... It sounds really nice!... Again, thank you, it has been a great encouragement for my playing where I was starting to think of not pursuing it.' – HW


Throughout my career, I have remained true to the belief that a musician can't let anything get in the way of their self-expression, and their interpretation of the composer's work. My oboe reeds allow oboists to freely express themselves, to develop their playing and to enrich their sound.