First the RIGOTTI tube cane is split. It is then cut to 120mm and pregouged on a Reeds'nStuff crank pre-gouger. Then the cane is gouged on the Rolls Royce of gougers, the Kunibert Michel. These machines are almost impossible to find in this country & very expensive - but are amazing in their ability to produce smooth and consistent gouges. Warped and damaged cane is discarded.
Gouge thickness is 130mm(+/-3). However, 135mm, 125mm, & 120mm are also available upon request.
Next, the cane is sanded and polished using a multi step process involving various abrasive sponges and papers. The polishing of the soft side of the cane is critical in minimizing plaque and debris build up inside your reed, as well as sealing off the pores of the cane to prolong reed life.
Then, cane is shaped to your requested shape:
RIEGER: 1, 1A, 13
FOX: 1, 2, 3, K, Sakakeeny/VanHoesen, ARB, TR, TR2, Mechler/Christlieb(Narrow),
Specs for all the FOX shapes listed above can be found on their web page.
This would be a great opportunity to try a shape perhaps you have never used.
Please attach a note to your PayPal payment with your shape preference, or contact me directly.
I will be adding more shape options as my business expands, so please check back periodically.
Finally, the cane is profiled on a Rieger profiler.
"Buy It Now" price is for one bundle of 10 pieces of cane. Flat rate shipping for US buyers is is $2.95. Each additional bundle will be only $1.00
International buyers always welcome. To find shipping rate, just click on "Show All Details" under shipping. International shipping rates have fallen dramatically so check it out-you will be pleasantly surprised.
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