I harvest wild California cane from select sources that produce the softest, most musical cane for uilleann and other bellows-blown bagpipes. There is a lot of hard cane in the state, but I have specialized in soft cane for double reeds for over 35 years. I used to set the harvested stalks aside in the rafters to cure a further two years before cutting tubes from them. This allows time for the sap to break down to a stable form in a process called curing. For double reeds, I harvest dead stalks which are standing in the cane break. I consider it cured for one year when I harvest it. I now cut and ship it the year I harvest it so any that appears at all green should be set aside for a couple more years of curing. Much of the cane can be used right away to make reeds. It is possible a few reeds will change after making, due to the further curing which takes place.
I supply double reed cane from 18 to 32mm (11/16 to 1 ¼ inch) outer diameter. You determine the maximum and minimum diameters that you require.
Double-reed cane, any diameter
Select quality- $3.00 per tube
Second quality- $1.00 per tube
No Minimum Order Required
Cane is the heart and soul of the instrument
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