For the Van Doren family, growing and making the best reeds in the world is more than just a passion - it's a way of life, carried on for three generations in the heart of the Var in Southern France.
There are many important factors that come together to make good cane - the specific qualities of the soil, hygrometry, the climate, a generous sun, and the wind, which brings the cane to life, not to mention the experience and know-how of the people that have been growing it for over 105 years with passion. These qualities all converge in southern France in Vandoren's vast cane fields, resulting in the best cane in the world.
Throughout the years, Vandoren has managed to balance old-world methods with cutting edge technology, combining time-tested methods of harvesting and drying with the latest in cutting and quality-control technology - all while being environmentally friendly - to create the best reeds in the world.
Vandoren knows that each person is unique and seeks something very personal in their sound. This is why Vandoren makes a wide variety of cuts - to help you achieve the sound you are after. From Traditional, V12 and 56 Rue Lepic to Java, Java Red, V16, and ZZ, Vandoren makes a reed for all styles of music.