Herzberg Shape Finished Reed


Professionally designed and hand-processed by Catherine Van Handel insuring a performance quality product. Handmade to order. Ready to play out of box.


  • Made out of hand-selected Danzi cane
  • Shaped by hand with a Herzberg straight shaper
  • Profiled by hand with Catherine Van Handel’s profile dimensions
  • 4 reed wires attached to the reed with the use of 22 gauge brass wire
  • Hand-wrapped in FF nylon thread and melted/sealed with beeswax

Further Notes on the Herzberg Shape: Developed by famed pedagogue and reed-maker, Norman Herzberg, while he was teaching at the University of Southern California, this shape is widely used by professionals across the country.  With a slightly narrow blade and flared tube made especially for beveling, Herzberg reeds are structurally some of the strongest available.  They are favored by many orchestral bassoonists for their centered tone and ability to project to the back of a hall.

All finished reeds are custom-made and handmade to order – all sales are final.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


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