I am honoured to be associated with the Bucher Oboe Reed Profiler. These machines for both oboe and bassoon are top class and really worth the investment. When I first learned about them 10 years ago I thought that the price was way too much, but seeing as we have to make a part of our instrument every day, and if you're striving for excellence, then I now realise that it is worth the investment. String players can pay silly amounts for their bows, and so investing in the equipment to make the best reeds possible is in comparison a wise choice in my opinion. Given that the Bucher machine is now 10 years old, he is offering a 10% discount off any machine bought before June 30th 2018, so have a look at his website and see what you think.