Charles brand tube cane is family farmed in the Var region of France, near St. Tropez on the Mediterranean. It is medium in density and provides a characteristically warm tone, with great projection.
Our cane is aged a minimum of three years for stability and consistency. You can count on Charles cane to be consistent from year to year.
The sizes available are 10 to 10.5mm and 10.5 to 11mm. This indicates the outer circumference of the cane tube and is a handy way to determine how open the tip of the finished reed will be. Use 10 to 10.5mm if you like a more open tip. Use 10.5 to 11mm if you prefer a more closed tip. Although this sounds counter-intuitive, it really does work this way!