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"Krassimir Ivanov is a skilled craftsman who makes very high quality
reeds, and I believe that he is one of the best professional reed
makers in the market today."
Daniel Matsukawa
Principal Bassoon,
The Philadelphia Orchestra

"Over the years I have tried reeds from multiple makers, but none have suited me better than the reeds from the master reed-maker Krassimir Ivanov. They are beautifully made and Krassimir uses cane that has this velvety sound, and lasts for a really long time. The consistency from one reed to the next is remarkable."
Per Hannevold
Principal Bassoon,

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway

Professor at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen
Artist / faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School, USA

Bergen Wind Quintet

"Krassimir's reeds are beautifully made and of the highest professional quality.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone"  

David Buckland

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

"Krassimir Ivanov's reeds- very good tone quality, excellent material, easy to play, what more do you need?"

Esteban Falconi

Co-Principal bassoon 

Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, Uruguay

"These are really excellent reeds by any standard … beautifully made and flexible enough to answer the demands of both the recording studio and the concert stage. Highly recommended."

Michael O’Donovan

former Principal  bassoon San Francisco Symphony, 

Studio Musician, Los Angeles


Variety of shapes and reed-making styles

KJI Red - Rieger 2 shape, hand modified blade shape

KJI Red "H" - original pre-war Heckel shape

KJI Orange - Hannevold/Goltzer shape

KJI Black - Rieger 1A shape, thumbnail shadow pattern of the blade

KJI Yellow - Fox 2 shape, light channels on both sides of the spine

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