History of Rico :
In 1928, Joseph Rico, a former seminarian, Italian musician and confirmed, is in search of reeds to be shipped to Frank De Michele, her nephew, a clarinet player in the United States.
He noticed that near his holiday home in the var grows reeds of quality. In paying tribute to his uncle Frank, assisted by four partners, is launching its first line of reeds " Rico ".
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He managed very quickly to develop through his interest in engineering he uses to develop new tools and manufacturing techniques.
Moreover, Rico is the only manufacturer to cultivate the entirety of the reeds used in the manufacturing of the reeds in its plantations in France and Argentina.
In 2004, Rico is entering a new phase in its development, when the brand enters the fold of D'addario, a manufacturer of accessories for music that has made him benefit from all its know-how in research and development.
The Beak Rico Reserve Rico :
The oci Reserve for clarinet bb made by Rico, is the result of a clever collaboration between art and technological innovation.
It gives the flavor of the day spouts vintage bonus with a manufacturing process that relies on a leading-edge technology replicating industrially the craftsmanship that had made the fame of these beaks in the years 20.
In the interests of standardization of nozzles, the use of a variety of hard rubber, whose composition is patented by D'addario and the use of the milling instead of casting has allowed for a closer control of the manufacturing process and a fine tuning of the object down to its smallest details.
Beyond its smooth curves and harmonious, its polished angles as well as the originality of its materials, it is in the quality of the sound that one perceives the value of the oci Reserve. The players of the clarinet, having tried agree to acknowledge the richness and complexity of his sonic palette and its ease of use.
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