Musical reeds

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Cane covers the landscapes of our coastal plains. In addition to the screen provided by cane plants to protect crops close to rivers and water sources, the people of Provence have long known how to turn this raw material to their everyday use (cane fences) and, more recently, in the production of a more artistic accessory: musical reeds.


Several different firms cultivate and fashion cane to produce these little reeds, which produce sound when they vibrate and are used in saxophones or other wind instruments. They are all manufactured using Cogolin reed plants, and 90% are exported, for use by leading musicians in the United States, Japan, Germany and England.