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Founded by Lars Hueseler and a group of enthusiasts in late 2007, Forestone emerged determined to revolutionize the reed industry by overcoming the limitations of traditional cane and plastic reeds.

Led by Kazunori, a former manager at Japan’s leading woodwind distributor Kawai, they devised a groundbreaking material formula: a blend of bamboo and Polypropylene (PP). This innovative combination delivered the rich tones of wood with unmatched consistency through injection molding.

Forestone was the first to utilize natural fibers combined with synthetic materials, pioneering a revolutionary approach to reed manufacturing.


We talked about:

  • What makes Forestone Reeds unique
  • Different Forestone Reed Models
  • Tips for trying Forestone Reeds


Here’s the video:



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