The Complete Guide to Vandoren JAVA Green Reeds


Developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. Java Greens have a thicker tip and a more flexible palette than Traditional and V16 reeds, allowing vibration over a longer surface area. This gives you greater flexibility, bright sound, and immediate response

The Sound Concept

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

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

Who is it For? 

Advanced high school jazz players to professionals. Whether you're just diving into the world of jazz saxophone or you're a seasoned pro, JAVA Green reeds make the perfect choice. 


Reeds come in strengths 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 and 5. View the chart below for specific instrument strengths.

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