The Complete Guide to JAVA Red Reeds


Developed in 2009 as the first file-cut jazz reed by Vandoren, JAVA Red reeds produce a powerful, rich, and centered sound. Ideal for Pop and Jazz Music, JAVA Reds are a favorite among saxophonists. 

The Sound Concept

JAVA Red reeds are suited for jazz and pop music situations. Cuts are available for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. 

*Below is a topographical diagram of each cut. The more pointed the arch, the thicker the spine and heart and the thinner the side bevels. 

Who is it For? 

Jazz and pop players of all levels. 


Reeds come in strengths 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 and 5. *2.5 and 3 strengths are most popular.

View the chart below for specific instrument strengths.

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