This listing offers SINGLE REEDS (not boxes) so you can try out before you purchase an entire box. It is strongly recommended to purchase a minimum of 2 reeds to gauge the quality of these reeds. Boxes are also available through this store.
The Rigotti WILD saxophone reeds are cut from wild grown cane and therefore have a slightly different tone colour than traditional reeds. Their thicker tip helps them last longer and the thinner bevel allows for a brighter and more punchy sound well suited to contemporary music styles.
Rich in harmonics, WILD reeds also work well in orchestral, big band and jazz settings.
Rigotti WILD reeds are the same strength as the Rigotti Gold Jazz reeds (bottom row in the comparison chart).
If you ever travel around in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, along the rivers and streams, you will see the reed growing. Here is where you can find Cogolin, a small Provençal village, internationally recognised for the manufacturing of carpets and pipes, but especially for Rigotti, a company which produces pads, reeds and tools for woodwind instruments since 1966.
The company was managed by Franco Rigotti until 2012 and subsequently by his son Daniel, both excellent craftsmen. Rigotti reeds have built a solid reputation in the world of woodwinds and are used by some of the most distinguished bassoonists, oboists, saxophonists and clarinettists around the world.
Contrary to a lot of reed manufacturers, Rigotti don’t buy the reed, but cultivate and pick it themselves. Due to increasing demand for Rigotti products, the company has recently upgraded their factory buildings in order to be able to offer a larger selection of products to manufactures, importers, shops, and of course musicians…
Rigotti Establishments have totally mastered the reed production process and attach great importance to the international recognition of their know-how.