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Designed for both classical musicians and for those that, instead, prefer modern and jazz sounds, Lupifaro Reeds are produced by Rigotti: the cane that grows in the Var region, in the south of France, is universally considered to be the best raw material in the world.

Specific to this region, the unique micro-climate gives the cane plants – thus to the finished reeds – characteristics of flexibility and sound that are unobtainable elsewhere. Luca Cardinali has tried to satisfy the needs of the many musicians he met during the years by designing two different reed series. Our Classic reeds, in their white packaging, and our Jazz reeds, in the black one: both have different profiles and a different structural composition allowing for different tonal responses that will be appreciated by musicians performing in many different styles.

THE PRODUCTION OF LUPIFARO REEDS

The Var region in southern France is where our cane plants are grown and is the foundation of each Lupifaro reed.

The microclimate of this region produces cane with the essential qualities that are fundamental to defining timbre and resistance in each reed.

The cane is grown in rows to allow free movement of the plants in the wind which gives the barrel of the plant the right flexibility.

Once harvested, the cane it is left to dry in the open air and then in the dark before being individually selected for their characteristics for each reed.

The tubes are cut into four equal parts, depending upon the size and radius and chosen for the production of reeds for different instruments.

After the selection, the tubes are divided into 4 pieces of cane are passed through cheesecloth to clean. The inner part of the barrel is milled to obtain a perfect plane.

The process is performed in numerous stages to avoid "trauma" to the fibers.

In the final stage of production, the reeds are placed in a machine which forms the tip and final shape and determines hardness and strength.

The reed, at this point, is ready to meet the needs of the most demanding musicians.

Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)

Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.

Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.