Today, Legere posted images on their Facebook page and website of the prototype synthetic American scrape Oboe reed, along with an English Horn and Bassoon reed! Here’s what they said:
Here is the first look at three of our double reed prototypes! All three are good, stable reeds that play very well in their current state. There are still improvements to make (both to manufacturing process and reed design) but we are excited to share some of the progress.
We are committed to releasing the new reeds as soon as possible, but it is critical that development and testing is not rushed. We will update you as development progresses but do not have estimated launch dates at this time.
I reached out to Legere to see if I could snag a prototype, but they advised they aren’t ready to release them into the wild as yet. But at least we have a glimpse of what the American scrape reed looks like, and that it indeed exists!