Reed Cases

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Canyon Reeds Bassoon and Oboe/EH cases are made from high quality walnut, cherry, alder, and beech wood. Each case has a fully lined red velvet cloth interior, solid brass hinges, and secure magnetic closure.

The internal foam ribbon system holds your reeds securely and with adequate separation. Each case is well vented to allow fresh air to circulate through the case freely. Custom personal monograms are available for a small fee.

Features Include:

  • Solid wood construction
  • Magnetic locks and brass hinges
  • Vented for air flow
  • Durable construction
  • Internal ribbon system holders
  • Measures 8.25" x 3.5" x 1"

Canyon Reeds Clarinet Cases are newly-developed. After spending an incredible amount of time working out a design that is similar to the bassoon and oboe cases, I was able to make a case that looks and performs at the highest standards. I use plexiglass rather than glass - primarily because plexiglass is less expensive, easier to shape, and if you drop it, it doesn't break. 

Features Include:

  • Solid wood construction
  • Magnetic locks and brass hinges
  • Vented for air flow
  • Durable construction
  • A plexiglass plate keeps the reeds flat while a soft foam upper support holds the reeds in place
  • Measures 8.25" x 3.5" x 1"


Care and Treatment of Your Cases

Canyon Reeds cases are made from wood and finished in lacquer - not varnish or polyurethane. Some bassoonists and oboists like to store their reeds that have been soaking in water for a long period of time directly in the reed case.  I do not recommend storing bassoon and oboe reeds in these cases while the reeds are completely saturated and/or dripping with water. Lacquer is quite protective and is a professional quality wood sealant, but if it is repeatedly exposed to water that is left to sit on the finish, the lacquer seal will eventually fail, and the wood will age quickly. Over time, the wood will become compromised. I recommend making sure that any reeds that are soaking wet are not stored in the case until they dry out a bit. Certainly no water should be in direct contact with the lacquer.

Understand that dropping a wood case can result in a cracked case, hinges that blow apart, or plexiglass that is shaken loose. Please take care to avoid dropping these beautiful wood pieces.

Clarinet reed cases have a plexiglass insert. Plexiglass is no different from glass in terms of storage of reeds. While some clarinetists believe that storage of reeds on glass and/or plexiglass will prevent warping, the truth is that both materials are non-porous and will encourage the reed to dry from the thinnest part of the reed (outside edges) first and gradually dry from outside to in. As a result, warping can occur. I recommend reeds be dried with the flat (back) side up and then, after the reed is dry, place the reed in the case (back/flat side against the plexiglass) with the butt end towards the hinges.


Defective Merchandise and Returns

There is no stated or implied warranty associated with any of the products I manufacture. After receiving the product, it is up to the customer to visually inspect the product to be sure that no damage has occurred during shipment. If the item was shipped without insurance and the item was lost, the manufacturer and distributor is not responsible for replacing the item. If insurance was paid, replacement of the item or refunding of the payment for the item can take 90 days or longer.

Defective merchandise can be exchanged item for item or repaired provided that the defective merchandise is returned to me for my inspection and that the merchandise is indeed deemed to be defective. If the item is returned and, through the inspection process, I determine that the product has been misused or damaged by the customer, a replacement item will not be authorized. The customer is expected to have read all information at this web site that deals with correct care and maintenance of products I sell.

All returns must be shipped pre-paid unless prior arrangements are made with me. Shipping of defective merchandise back to the customer will be the responsibility of the customer. Shipping charges are not refundable nor can I accept any returns on custom orders (for example, reed cases made from wood other than oak, birch or maple).

I do recommend that you package the item(s) securely with appropriate bubble wrap or some other protective packing material, insure your package and send it via a track-able carrier such as FedEx, Express or Priority Mail and/or UPS. I am not responsible for lost or damaged shipments being returned to me. Contact robert@canyonreeds.com for return/exchange options


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