Four years of care and attention are essential for the birth of a reed.

Left to blow in the wind for two years, the reed wood becomes both strong and flexible.

It will then take a further twenty-four months for the series of different stages, which include cutting, sun-drying, storing, and selecting the tubes.

This means that only the very best ones will be selected to enter our workshop.

All this ensures a rigorously selected raw material.

The upstream stages of harvesting, sun-drying and storage are performed with the greatest of care.

Our reed cane is given time to “mature” in order to fulfil all its potential.

A new phase now begins: the reed manufacturing process. The six main stages leading to the creation of a musical reed involve further selection at every turn, with controls being performed during each of these stages.