What are oboe reeds made of?
Oboe reeds are made from a type of cane which is similar to, but not the same as bamboo. This cane grows along waterways, and in fields, and there are many professional cane farmers who grow cane. It can be found wild, and if you’re patient, and dry it over the course of a few years, you might be able to produce your own oboe cane!
Our favorites are our own Charles brand, Rigotti, Glotin, and Pisoni.
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