Due to years of experience with reeds, Vandoren has the best quality for beginners to advanced. Vandoren was founded in 1905 by Eugene van Doren. Today, more than 100 years later, Vandoren has grown into one of the largest producers of mouthpieces and straws. This V21 has been specially developed to deliver a warm tone across all registers. This is due to the combination of the profile of the V12 with the conical shape of the 56 rue Lepic.