The Vandoren Java Tenor Saxophone Reed was developed in 1983 for jazz and popular music. A thicker tip and a more flexible palette than the Vandoren Traditional reed allow vibration over a larger surface area with maximum elasticity. This type of vertebral column gives the musician much greater playing flexibility, as the resultant elasticity zone is very large. Java reeds are more flexible than Traditionals and V16s and vibrate on a long palette, creating a bright sound with immediate response.

The Vandoren Java Red-Cut Tenor Saxophone Reed was designed to offer more sonic possibilities to musicians while keeping the qualities of the original Java. More flexible than its elder version, with a little more tonal body, the Java Red Cut offers a full, rich, centered sound and excellent projection with an extremely precise attack. A relative of the Java reed family, the Java Red Cut is the first file cut Vandoren reed for jazz and popular music. It also benefits from a completely new design