innovative solutions for the performing musician
Queen City Reed Company started out as an opportunity to fund my doctoral research and has grown into a cutting-edge business that utilizes cross-disciplinary research in manufacturing and material science. Through integrating a proprietary quality management assessment into the manufacturing sequence, we sort and process cane based on its intrinsic material properties to minimize waste, time, and reduce cost. Through a synthesis of technology, sustainability, and artistry, we are able to provide you the finest and most consistent reed cane, materials, and products possible.
-Cullen Blain, Founder
The Mark of Craftsmanship
All of our reeds are crafted by hand from start to finish using the finest quality materials available. Reed Cane is sorted and processed in-house which guarantees our quality, consistency, and keeps our price point competitive. The reed blanks are stored in a climate controlled environment anywhere from 3 to 8 months ensuring a stable and long-lasting bassoon reed.
The Standard of Excellence
Our Reed Micrometer is quickly becoming the standard in measurement and craftsmanship. Made with high-grade materials and using a Starrett indicator, this micrometer is sleek, precise, and durable.