Customer Reviews

Although we don't like blowing our own trumpet, you may like to see what a few customers have said about us below. Or Google us and see our independent reviews there. At the time of writing we have had 46 reviews, all five stars.

  • Just to say thank you to yourself and Oliver for all your help over the past few weeks during the purchase of my son's bassoon, which for us is quite a major thing! You made the whole process so easy and our son now has a beautiful bassoon. SM, Dublin
  • Oliver and Martin have both been really helpful in helping us choose my daughter's first bassoon, and the efficiency of delivery and answering questions. The 'Try Before You Buy Scheme' is excellent, and allowed us to get comfortable with what is a large purchase for most families. Now I have found the business, their selection of accessories and other bassoon essentials is another bonus, as we have a first port of call as we inevitably expand our collection of all things bassoon related. AB, UK
  • Many thanks to both Martin and Oliver for being so great to do business with.  Oliver's knowledge, understanding and particularly his enthusiasm for the kind of bassoon I have been hoping to find when looking to upgrade my instrument was especially reassuring, as was the time spent in making the final small adjustments needed to set the bassoon to suit me personally.  I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others. SM, Shropshire
  • The bassoon has a wonderful sound, and is in perfect condition. Thank you very much! AT, Portugal
  • I am really surprised by the difference the new bassoon has made to my daughter's playing.  I was anticipating an expensive and complicated purchase.  In the event Double Reed made the whole process extremely straightforward, and the bassoon we now have both looks beautiful and produces a lovely tone.  Thank you very much. Sarah, UK
  • I just wanted to say that the Schreiber S16 that you sold me recently is absolutely brilliant. So Thank You!! KD, Sussex
  • Thank you for the bassoon, I’m very pleased, it has a lovely sound. I really appreciate all your hard work. KS, Cumbria
  • You're a great company to deal with. I love the bassoon I bought from you! SE, Sussex
  • Thank you very much for all your help. It was very good for me the day I discovered your web site SM, Berks
  • Many thanks for all your advice and fantastic service. GE, Wiltshire
  • Please pass along my appreciation to Oliver, and thank you, Martin, for your diligence and professionalism. It was a pleasure doing business with you both. SI, USA
  • Thankyou for a most pleasurable shopping experience using your loan approval scheme. I had been looking for a suitable instrument for my daughter's Christmas present. Oliver personally delivered the bassoon to me in Cardiff where the condition was found to be exactly as described on your website. Oliver demonstrated the bassoon for me and it sounds wonderful. Her bassoon teacher has tried it and is "impressed with it's sound, condition and 'playability'". I cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive. Thankyou again. PT, Cardiff
  • Many thanks for your help and advice. I love my new Ludlow bassoon case! SS, Derbyshire
  • I received the bassoon on Friday in good condition and was very impressed at your packaging...I am very pleased with the instrument...I wish you future success with your business and am a satisfied client who would recommend you to others especially in this part of the world DG, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • It has been a real pleasure to have met you, and you have made the business as easy and straightforward as I could possibly imagine. I am absolutely delighted to have found a...instrument in such beautiful condition and I have been very impressed by your knowledgeable and courteous professionalism; I have no hesitation in recommending you far and wide. RK, Northumberland
  • I must say how impressed I am by your helpful & efficient service... I would definitely recommend you to others. FZ, Germany
  • The bassoon arrived today in perfect condition. It's a beautiful instrument with a great sound. I would like to thank you for your wonderful service. DM, County Antrim
  • Thanks so much for helping me with the purchase, and send my thanks to the team for guiding me through the whole really is amazing how much of a difference having a quality instrument makes. SB, New Zealand
  • The bassoon arrived safely on Monday and I am pleased to say that it has totally lived up to expectations and we are very happy to buy it...I have been very impressed by the friendly and efficient service I have received and won't hesitate to recommend your service. RM, Wiltshire
  • This is an astonishing instrument. Lovely at the top and the bottom...
  • My daughter has just telephoned to say that her bassoon arrived safely this morning and she is delighted with the instrument. Thank you so much for your excellent service and friendly assistance, it is very much appreciated. CP, Isle of Man
  • Thank you very much for your swift response in sending the bassoon...we are very pleased with the instrument and I am sure our daughter will progress much faster now she doesn't have to struggle to get a good sound on her old 'student' bassoon. PB, Cumbria
  • My son has been playing bassoon for around 18 months and we have been using a loan instrument from school, but it was time to invest in his own. I contacted Double Reed Ltd. a few months ago, and kept an eye on their instruments for sale. Once we selected one, it was loaned to us for a short trial period. The instrument arrived on time and was wonderfully and safely packaged. And having played it, it was 'love at first sight'. Double Reed Ltd. gave us wonderful advice and guidance. I am sure that in the future we will be customers again, and in the meantime I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks guys. CJ, Worcestershire
  • Thank you for making my bassoon buying experience so easy. I'm so excited to have my own instrument now, and it will be very well looked after in my care. It sounds beautiful, and Oliver and Martin were so helpful and patient with me and all my questions were answered promptly. They even organised a pre-midday delivery service for me. Totally recommended. EG, Liverpool
  • My son is absolutely in love with his bassoon. I received it on time, and tracked it sucessfully. My son's teacher and one other teacher tried it intensively. They were absolutely convinced by the overall condition, the free blowing sound, the good intonation and said it was one of the best bassoons they have seen and tried in this price range.
  • It was just like it was described to me, and as I saw in the pictures. I would like to thank Oliver for his patience and great advice in choosing the right instrument for my son, and Martin for the efficient communication and quick conclusion of my purchase. I should say my son is now thriving in his school's youth orchestra! Many other parents have asked us where this beautiful instrument was bought!! I can't thank you enough, I most certainly made the best choice, based on the trustworthy advice by Oliver. We will be in touch as soon as my son needs an upgrade!! :) MT, Portugal
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