Why Choose Charles

Every double reed player is unique, every situation is different. Players turn to Charles Double Reeds for lots of reasons. In most cases, it distills down to a single word: Trust.

Trust in our experience.
Simply put, we understand double reeds. That claim is based on decades of work in support of the double reed community and organizations that serve the world of double reeds. Close collaboration with professionals, teachers, players, students, parents, and organizations such as the IDRS, has given us valuable expertise that we put to work for you.

Trust in our methods.
The advantage of our knowledge of double reeds is that we’re able to provide world-class results that incorporate more than just services and products. There’s tremendous value in classic and innovative products that match your needs, function the way you operate, and incorporate the work methods you prefer. At our core, it’s all about the experience base of our people as players, repair techs, reed makers, teachers, and listeners.

Trust in our results.
Over time, with the right mix of products and people, we built a reputation for delivering the goods. We’re proud to count players in over 160 countries and every US state as our clients. Some are famous, some beginners, but all these relationships are founded on a genuine interest in creating results that make everyone’s music life productive and enjoyable.

We’d be pleased to apply our experience, methods, and results on your behalf and start to gain your trust.