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James Kopp & Associates
Reedmakers for Bassoon

 

Vintage Processed Cane: Clearance Sale
Many reed makers prefer older cane, finding that it “settles down” quickly, or that a finer tip finish is easy to obtain. We’ve never been marketers of processed cane, but during 15 years of selling reeds, we’ve bought thousands of pieces ourselves. Inevitably, our preferences have evolved, and some cane has then languished in a closet in gouged or profiled state. We’re now liquidating this trove of nicely aged cane, in most cases because the gouge falls below our current preference of 1.30 mm. Also listed are a few lots of cane that are newer, but selected for maximum hardness.

This is a unique offering of cane that was originally purchased 8 to 15 years ago. Except as noted, each cane lot has not been culled for hardness, stiffness, density or any other reason. To avoid the fuss of a lot of small transactions, we’re offering the cane only in the lots listed below. Prices are comparable to the lowest large-quantity prices advertised by U.S. marketers of new cane from the same sources.

Shipping charges per order are $3 for U.S. residents, $5 for Canada and Mexico, and $6 for other customers. To order, contact james@koppreeds.com
Checks must be made payable to James Kopp.

Unless noted otherwise, each piece is 120 mm long, eccentric gouge, in gouged-only state. Please order by lot number:

1. SOLD$37.50. Concentric gouge 1.3 mm. 10 California and 15 Donati; total 25 pieces.
2. SOLD $45.00. Donati 1.25 mm, 30 pieces.
3. SOLD $45.00. Donati 1.25 mm, 30 pieces.
4. SOLD $45.00. Golden Bamboo, 30 pieces.
5. SOLD $45.00. Golden Bamboo, 30 pieces.
6. SOLD $60.00. Rieger, 30 pieces.
7. SOLD $60.00. Rieger, 30 pieces.
8. SOLD $60.00. Rieger, 30 pieces.
9. SOLD $28.00. Rieger, 28 pieces, mostly softer.
10. SOLD $56.00. Rieger 118 mm, 28 pieces.
11. SOLD $6.00. Rigotti, new, selected for maximum hardness, 5 pieces.
12. SOLD $70.00. French, pre-1990. Beautiful gold color, 1.2 gouge. 35 pieces.
13. SOLD $70.00. French, pre-1990. Beautiful gold color, 1.2 gouge. 35 pieces.
14. SOLD $48.00. Glotin, pre-1990. 24 pieces.
15. SOLD $16.00. Glotin, 1.20-1.25 mm gouge, new in Nielsen packaging, 9 pieces.
16. SOLD $70.00. Argendonax, new, selected for maximum hardness, 35 pieces.
17. SOLD $60.00. Rieger, gouged and profiled, mostly soft and medium, 30 pieces.
18. $60.00. Golden Bamboo, gouged and profiled, 35 pieces.
19. $60.00. Golden Bamboo, gouged and profiled, 35 pieces.
20. $60.00. Golden Bamboo, gouged and profiled, 35 pieces.
21. $60.00. Golden Bamboo, gouged and profiled, 35 pieces.
22. SOLD $60.00. Assorted gouged and profiled, mostly Argendonax, 35 pieces.
23. SOLD $24.00. Gonzalez, gouged, shaped (Fox 3), and profiled, original package, 10 pieces.