I get occasional news updates from Legere by email, and this announcement may be of interest to players here:
At the end of 2019, Légère is discontinuing the production of 1/4 strength increments in Classic and Studio Cut reeds for both clarinet and saxophone.
This change will allow expansion of the European Cut clarinet reed family, as well as a brand new saxophone cut. As prototype testing progresses, it is becoming clear that nearly all players prefer the new reeds to the Classic and the Studio Cut models.
1/4 strengths remain available in all Signature reeds (excluding the sopranino) and German Cut Classic for Bb clarinet.
Manufacturing of the discontinued strengths will cease December 20, 2019; however, distributors will be able to purchase discontinued strengths until inventories are depleted.
Complete list of discontinued strengths:
Classic for Saxophone & Clarinet: 1.75, 2.25, 2.75, 3.25, 3.75, 4.25, 4.75
Studio Cut for Saxophone: 1.75, 2.25, 2.75, 3.25