Saxophones are a member of the woodwind family, even though they are made from the metal brass. Invented by Adolph Sax in 1840.
The tone is generated on a saxophone by a carefully crafted section of Arundo donax cane called a "reed", that is clamped to a mouthpiece and then air is blown between the gap at the end. This sets up a wave in the saxophone tube and a tone is created.
The exact design, manufacture and quality of the cane reed is critical to the sound and longevity of the reed. At Reeds Direct we have made it our mission to find the very best reeds available in as many different designs and styles as possible to enable you to find the right reed for you.