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VK is a synthetic reed made of a composite material specially developed by Vandoren. It is the result of 7 years of research.

This composite material does not imitate the structure of the reed. It reproduces the essential physical characteristics of the reed to obtain the same acoustic behavior.



VK reeds are made in France in Bormes les Mimosas


Vandoren VK reeds are fully recyclable


Same acoustic behavior as natural reeds


Totally new

The VK reed is completely new, both in terms of the material of which it is made and the method of obtaining the material, and is covered by an international patent.

The VK reed, and the material of which it is made, are produced in France in Bormes-Les-Mimosas. These reeds are 100% recyclable.

Due to limited availability VK products are currently available only in the USA


Perfectly safe

The VK reeds comply with the toy standard, chemical part, EU Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II – Part III.
The material is also hypoallergenic.



Vandoren VK reeds are a quality product with a worldwide reputation.

Each of our VK reeds is identified using a unique code such as xxx – xxx

Check it online on our dedicated website

Vandoren VK1 Synthetic Clarinet Reed