Reserve Classic, Rico's most revolutionary cut, is unfiled and features a narrower blank taper and more gradual tip shape, offering the most precise articulation and flexibility. The Reserve Classic reed is suited for a wide range of symphonic and solo playing styles, and has a dark sound with a wide color palette. Reserve Classic reeds are made from thick blank, lower-internode cane; lower-internode cane comes from the first four tubes of the cane stalk, yielding greater consistency from reed to reed.
Designed by clarinetists for clarinetists, in collaboration with Mark Nuccio, Acting Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic
Gradual tip shape, adding more tonal warmth; traditional tip thickness for a quick articulation
Special cane treatment process that helps reduce reed warping
Like the Reserve line, uses only the densest, lower-internode cane for longer durability and consistency