The Vandoren company was founded in 1905. It quickly became the leader in reeds, mouthpieces and accessories for clarinets and saxophones. Vandoren is exporting today 90% of its production in more than 100 countries, thanks to a know-how and an involvement of every instant.
The Vandoren company is a family business, founded by Eugène Van Doren, soloist at the Concerts Colonne orchestra. Continued by his son, clarinetist Robert Van Doren then by Bernard Van Doren, its actual President. Robert, Bernard’s son, joined the company in 2014.
The historic workshops of rue Lepic in Paris were transferred in the early 90s ito Southern France (Bormes les Mimosas), thus enabling the development, modernization and constant optimization of our manufacturing processes.
The Parisian space were then transformed into Test studios, including a music sheet showroom for clarinet and saxophone as well as a teaching and interpretation room. In addition to our worldwide distribution network, Musician’s Advisory Studios have also been fitted out in Japan (Tokyo), the United States (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), Europe, and more recently in China.
The Classic Series reeds for clarinet are extremely durable. The thicker tip material makes for effortless projection while providing a darker sound. The Classic Series is available in Standard and German Cuts. German Cut reeds are designed to play on German/Oehler system clarinets.
All Classic Series reeds are more percussive than the Signature Series making them ideal for marching bands and large ensemble