Alliaud Bassoon Tube Cane
Alliaud cane has been quite popular among our oboe and English horn customers. The Alliaud Bassoon Tube Cane is lesser known among bassoonists but shows great potential. The Alliaud farm cuts their bassoon tubes extra long, often into 10-11 inch lengths, so if you trim carefully, one extra long tube might yield 8 pieces of cane. One other distinguishing detail about this cane is that the thickness of the wall of the tubes is extra thick. Your cane guillotine will need to be able to handle this extra thickness. The good news is that our Reeds 'n Stuff Bassoon Cane Guillotine handles this cane with no issues! See the pictures for more comparison on this point. We are excited to try this cane and bring it to market! Priced per 1-pound bag.
Sarl Alliaud Roseaux has been providing the double reed community with tube cane for 80 years and three generations.
Located in southeastern France in the Avignon region (Vaucluse), they specialize in cane for the manufacture of double reeds for oboe, baroque oboe, oboe d’amore, English horns, and bassoon. For more than 80 years, they have been committed to providing a quality product and service to their customers.
The cane is harvested in winter from December to the end of February and is at least two years old before shipment. However, the cane remains fragile and must be stored in a dry and well-ventilated room. As the wood ages, it dries and becomes harder.
Cane is harvested only from their farms in southeastern France. The cane is cut in winter from December to February and is stored in a large shed for 1 to 2 years. After storage, it is cut with a saw based on quality, diameter, length, and other factors. The cut cane is then measured and selected according to its diameter. They have been doing this manually for 3 generations. After storage, sawing, and grading comes the sunshine. The cane tubes remain 2 to 4 weeks (depending on the season) in the sun to give them a slightly golden color.