Alliaud Oboe Cane: Gouged & Shaped (per 10)
The cane is 10.5-11mm in diameter and the gouge leaves the cane approximately 0.58mm thick. The shape is our own custom shape which is designed to provide great response across the oboe's range.
Approximate measurements for the cane:
Top = 6.9mm
Bottom = 3.5mm
I like the product, but the most recent package I received included two broken canes.
So disappointed, 3 of the 10 pieces of cane were cracked and so of no use. Such a shame as the service is excellent and the remaining pieces made good reeds.
This cane seems harder than rigotti cane. It is going to take me some time to develop the proper scrape.
I bought these for my niece who plays the oboe, she must be happy because she wants to order some more.
Thats great to hear, you can never have too many reeds! Glad to hear your niece is pleased, we look forward to having you shop with us again.
Eliza @ Crook & Staple
I love Alliaud cane in general, so I was excited to try the shaped cane. I usually shape my own cane, but for the price, I was interested in trying out their shape. So far, the cane was received in great condition and tied on nicely. My first two reeds made were just OK. I think I prefer my own shaper. However, I'm going to finish off my 10 pieces before I make a final decision. I could've just been having an off day when I made the first two. I have high hopes!
Very swift service. Well packaged order. Will come back again. Thank you.
both excellent - thank you!
This cane is pretty soft. I prefer a much harder cane, however the cane is good overall. I will certainly try the other cane from Crook and Staple to see the different results they offer.