Launched in 1993 to answer some American jazz musicians (a JAVA with even more wood). The V16 reeds have a medium-thick heart (more than java, but less than traditionals), with a profile designed for producing a strong attack with a deep, rich sound.
Sound: more brilliant, more percussive, particularly well adapted to all the new styles of music..
The V16 has a thicker tip than the traditional Vandoren reeds and a longer pallet.
Available in 1.5 - 5 - boxes of 10 (soprano and alto) boxes of 5 (tenor)