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Vandoren

Vandoren

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Vandoren is a manufacturer of mouthpieces and reeds for clarinet and saxophone. Vandoren was founded in 1905 by Eugene Van Doren (1873-1940), a clarinetist for the Paris Opera; his son, Robert Van Doren (1904-1996), took over the business in 1935. In 1967, Bernard Van Doren (b. 1945), grandson of Eugene, took over the company. During this time period, the company started making its most famous mouthpiece for clarinet, the B45.

Vandoren clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces are made of vulcanised rubber called ebonite. Their V16 tenor saxophone mouthpieces are also available in a metal variant.


The company produces clarinet reeds in a variety of styles, both for French and German style clarinets. Additionally to clarinet reeds, Vandoren also produces reeds for saxophone and double reed instruments such as oboe, bassoon and English horn.

Traditional reeds (blue packaging) are the most widely played style of reed. They are available in strengths from 1.5 to 5. They are made with a .09 mm thickness at the tip and a thickness of 2.8 mm at the heel. Vandoren V.12 reeds are produced from the thicker cane that is used to make saxophone reeds. At the tip, V.12 reeds have a thickness of .10 mm and at the heel, they have a thickness of 3.15 mm. This is equal to .124 inches, which is where the name V.12 comes from. The V.12 reeds come in strengths from 2.5 to 5. These strengths do not correspond to those of Vandoren Traditional reeds (a strength 4 V.12 has a similar hardness to a strength 3.5 Traditional reed). The V12 reed produces a darker tone than the traditional reed.

The 56 rue Lepic reeds (black packaging) are named after the address of the Vandoren central offices on 56 rue Lepic, Paris. They differ from the other two types of Vandoren reeds in that they come from the thickest cane. At the tip, 56 rue Lepic reeds have a thickness of .11 mm and at the heel, they have a thickness of 3.25 mm. They are very similar to German style reeds.


The White Master and Black Master are designed for German and Austrian clarinet players, respectively. Their cut is calculated to suit the characteristics of the German system clarinet mouthpieces. Black Master reeds have a larger and thicker cut than White Master reeds.

Like clarinet reeds, Vandoren saxophone reeds come in a variety of styles. The most basic is the Traditional reed, which is very similar to the Traditional clarinet reed.

The JAVA reed, available in filed and unfiled varieties, for jazz playing. Vandoren has also released the JAVA Red cut for jazz. The JAVA Red cut is more flexible with a slightly stronger tonal body than the original JAVA cut. In 1993, Vandoren began producing V16 reeds, also for jazz, which have a thicker tip and a longer pallet than the JAVAs. The ZZ is also intended for jazz.

Vandoren has recently released the V12 for classical music which is modeled after the success of the Vandoren V12 reed for clarinet. The V12 has a precise attack, homogenous timbre in every register, warm high notes, and a velvety warm sound.

Vandoren also produces double reeds for oboe, English horn, bassoon and double bassoon.

Vandoren has a large range of accessories for clarinet and saxophone: reed cases, Hygrocase (digital case designed to control the humidity of reeds), reed resurfacer, cleaning swabs, mouthpiece cushions, and saxophone straps.

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  • Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM418

    Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM418 A17 V5 series. While maintaining perfect homogeneity in every register, it allies timbre and ease with richness of sound.

    Color: Black

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  • Ligature for Baritone Saxophone Vandoren LC09P

    Metal Ligature for Baritone Saxophone Vandoren LC09P Optimum Series with gold finish and plastic cap.

    Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Baritone Saxophone/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    2 280
  • Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC57DP

    Metal Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC57DP M/O Series with plastic cap allows an optimum vibration of the reed and a crisp articulation.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Alto Saxophone/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    1 350
  • Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Vandoren LC58DP

    Metal Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Vandoren LC58DP M/O Series with plastic cap allows an optimum vibration of the reed and a crisp articulation.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Tenor Saxophone/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    1 440
  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC01P

    Metal Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC01P Optimum Series with silver finish and plastic cap.

    Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC51PP

    Pewter Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC51PP M/O Series with plastic cap allows an optimum vibration of the reed and a crisp articulation.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC61BP

    Metal Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC61BP M/O Series for Masters mouthpiece only with plastic cap allows an optimum vibration of the reed and a crisp articulation. Color: Black

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC61SP

    Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC61SP M/O Series for Masters mouthpiece only with plastic cap allows an optimum vibration of the reed and a crisp articulation. Color: Silver

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    1 470
  • Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC27L

    Leather Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC27L Leather Series with Leather cap offers round and warm sound.

    Genuine leather - handcrafted finish. Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Alto Saxophone/ Material: Leather/
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  • Ligature for Soprano Saxophone Vandoren LC26P

    Leather Ligature for Soprano Saxophone Vandoren LC26P Leather Series with plastic cap offers round and warm sound.

    Genuine leather - handcrafted finish. Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Soprano Saxophone/ Material: Plastic, Leather/
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    1 680
  • Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC27P

    Leather Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC27P Leather Series with plastic cap offers round and warm sound.

    Genuine leather - handcrafted finish. Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Alto Saxophone/ Material: Plastic, Leather/
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  • Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC37P

    Woven Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC37P Klassik Series with plastic cap.

    Adjustable and easy to fit. Precisely fits the reed to the mouthpiece. Offers perfectly centered sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Alto Saxophone/ Material: Plastic, Woven Fabric/
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  • Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC07P

    Metal Ligature for Alto Saxophone Vandoren LC07P Optimum Series with gold finish and plastic cap.

    Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Alto Saxophone/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    2 250
  • Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Vandoren LC08P

    Metal Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Vandoren LC08P Optimum Series with gold finish and plastic cap.

    Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Tenor Saxophone/ Material: Metal, Plastic/
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    2 280
  • Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM432

    Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM432 B35 V5 series. Classic open mouthpiece is characterized by a traditional round chamber. It is highly responsive to every need and suit classical and jazz musicians.

    Color: Black

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    6 900
  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC21P

    Leather Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC21P Leather Series with plastic cap offers round and warm sound.

    Genuine leather - handcrafted finish. Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Plastic, Leather/
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    1 650
  • Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC21L

    Leather Ligature for Bb Clarinet Vandoren LC21L Leather Series with Leather cap offers round and warm sound.

    Genuine leather - handcrafted finish. Quick and precise tightening. Interchangeable pressure plates to adjust the sound.

    Type: Ligature and Cap/ Purpose: Clarinet A/Bb/ Material: Leather/
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  • Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM603B

    Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM603B A55 Jumbo Java Series. Its balance between projection and comfort makes it the standard model in this category.

    Color: Black

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  • Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM604B

    Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM604B A75 Jumbo Java Series. An open mouthpiece with a big, bright sound.

    Color: Black

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  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM422

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM422 T20 V5 series. The best sound quality: compact and centered.

    Color: Black

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    3 900
  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM424

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM424 T35 V5 series. Classic open mouthpiece, highly responsive to every need.

    Color: Black

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    3 900
  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM425

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM425 T27 V5 series. A comfortable mouthpiece, particularly precise in the upper harmonic register.

    Color: Black

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    3 900
  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM511B

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM511B T45 Java Series. A mouthpiece equally suited for jazz and classical playing.

    Material: Ebonite. Color: Black

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    3 900
  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM512B

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM512B T55 Java Series. A comfortable ebonite mouthpiece with the tip opening of the V16 series T6.

    Material: Ebonite. Color: Black

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    3 900
  • Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM513B

    Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren SM513B T75 Java Series. An intermediate tip opening; the most popular Java tenor choice.

    Material: Ebonite. Color: Black

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    3 900
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