Welcome to Fortay Reeds

Founded in September 2004, Fortay Reeds comprises a team of 2 professional oboists and teachers, Stephen Forbes & Lara Taylor, each with 20 years experience manufacturing oboe reeds independently.

Fortay Oboe Reeds have built an impressive international reputation for producing some of the finest oboe reeds with the highest quality gouged and shaped cane available.

All Fortay reeds are hand-crafted and we pride ourselves on quality and consistency. They are played worldwide by students and amateurs alike and even some professional oboists. Several leading professional players recommend Fortay oboe reeds for their pupils.

"They're wonderfully responsive reeds with a true centre to the sound and they really work!" - International Soloist, Principal Oboe of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Gordon Hunt.

Here at Fortay Reeds we strive to maintain the highest quality hand-made oboe reeds available. Click here to contact us

All cane is gouged on German precision machines. Different shapes available on request.