The idea generator

Harry Hartmann has been playing the saxophone since 1976. He has a degree in music with a focus on saxophone from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart under Prof. Bernd Konrad. He has been a professional musician since 1982, teaching both privately and at music schools and devoting himself to jazz, Latin and classical music.

"As I am a musician myself, I have naturally tried to meet all the requirements of an innovative reed . However, I would be delighted to hear about your experiences with Fiberreed so that I can also take your wishes and suggestions into account. I would like to thank you in advance for your help."

Sound characteristics

The combination of high-tech materials and artistic sensitivity has resulted in a material with outstanding sound properties. Its name: Hollow Fiber Foamresin Compound, or HFC for short.

HFC replaces the conveying channels of the cane with hollow fibers and the cell structure with foamable resins. This, together with a balanced ratio of longitudinal to transverse stiffness, enables sound characteristics that not only come close to those of Arundo Donax cane but surpass them in many respects in a way that no other synthetic material has been able to achieve to date.


Harry Hartmann's Fiberreed made of HFC combines the best sound and playing characteristics with a longevity that is 20 to 30 times greater than that of a wooden reed. In addition, the saxophone and clarinet reeds are characterized by an excellent response, high robustness, long-lasting hygiene and, last but not least, exact reproducibility: even after years of use, you will receive a Fiberreed with the same outstanding properties. There is no break-in period, as is the case with wooden reeds. Fiberreed is 100% ready to play from the very first note.