This is a very popular topic amongst saxophonists. Let me start out by saying, there is no right answer.
Cane reeds have been the mainstay for years and the most 'traditional' material for making reeds. They give a warm, rich and woody sound and resonates perfectly. IF you can find a good one.
What every saxophonist struggles with is finding the consistency in a box of cane reeds. In a box of 10, maybe you will find 5 are great, 3 are average and 2 are just unplayable. That makes the unit cost of…