G1 Platinum reeds have a premium look and a great sound, with a stong, clear top hand, and "a sharper high A." These are ridge-cut reeds, with platinum-colored wrap on a solid, seamless staple. G1 Platinum reeds are crafted by John Elliott to meet the highest standards. John is an expert reedmaker, who worked for RT Shepherd and son for 15 years. Made in Scotland.