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 Exclusive cane for Professionals only ?
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2016-11-21 13:13

I've recently come across an article entitled "Coming to Grips With the Oboe' by David Goza (Director of Orchestral Activities) at the University of Arkansas. Here is an extract from that article concerning Oboe reeds.
“The best cane, from the most reputable suppliers (who grew it in the right kinds of soil, allowed it to reach full maturity,harvested it selectively and cured it thoroughly), ends up in the hands of professional oboists in the world’s top orchestras. You and I will never see this cane. The second tier of cane is commercially available to other players generally, and can be purchased from a number of domestic sources. (If you examine such a supplier’s price list, you’ll see a fairly wide range. Don’t bother with the less expensive material.) The worst stuff is sold to the companies that manufacture oboe reeds, in huge lots at bargain-basement prices. It’s not quality cane, and it cannot yield good reeds: garbage in, garbage out. If you buy a reed out of a display case, garbage is exactly what you’re buying”.
How true is this ? That is concerning "You and I will never see this cane" ?

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