Magic Reed Professional Oboe Cane is a wonderful, harder strength professional cane that has earned rave reviews in the elite oboe community (see below). It is harvested in the South of France and is dense; thick walled; tight fibers; harder (without being at all brittle), darker color with some marbling; resilient; easy to work with; with a density consistent with @115 tubes per pound. High density cane like ours cost us 30% more per tube than low density canes from China and other geographies, and we pass a portion of this alon in our pricing. This is our cane of choice for our own reed making needs. Our on line menu includes professional and pre-professional grade cane with cut-to-length, gouged, shaped and custom shaped options. Student grade set aside from our other inventory and is available in limited quantities for teachers conducting reed clinics, and is priced at a steep discount. Please contact us directly so we can discuss your needs and our inventory which is often limited.
Professionals seeking tube cane in orders of at least three pounds are welcome to contact us directly to discuss special order arrangements.
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Great cane like ours does not come around every day, and frankly, we were lucky to find it. Buying a pound of cane in not a big risk for most people. Buying 30/50 or 120 is a significant risk, and we need to be sure that we have the best cane at its peak. Otherwise, we would be happy to buy a 6-12 month supply at a time. When we take an initial sample, we first test it ourselves, and if it passes, get consensual validation from the market. Then we have to buy as much as we can afford in a short period of time (for us, it was the first half of 2017). We have sold out of our inventory allocated to tube cane sales, with the remaining inventory to be used for our own reed making needs and the sale of processed cane on this site.When there is a finite amount of really good cane that growers are likely to sell through, wholesale pricing is not offered, and international shipping and exchange rates increase costs even more. We have allocated most for our own reed making needs and but have saved some to share with the oboe community in processed form.
There are four categories of yield that effect our costs and pricing.