Rigotti Gold Reeds represent the finest in precision and playability. Hand picked and precisely cut, these reeds are consistent, focused and durable.
Rigotti Gold reeds are cut during a winter afternoon over four months from December to March. When the cane has reached maturity (after two years when it measures seven to eight meters with a diameter of 26cm to 32cm), it is cut left in the open where it will be worked on. The work on the reeds is split into stages: The craftsmen use 'plumes' to dispose of all the excess and 'feathers', only 2 or 3 meters from the base is kept (the rest is either burned or used as bamboo). Then the tubes are cut (from the base to the top), and the knots are thrown to obtain batons suited to music. This is where the true work starts, each tube is calibrated to a particular instrument.