Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
School of Music
Rico is a household name among saxophonists and clarinetists around the world. Since the company’s inception, they have moved from importing several hundred reeds for Frank di Michele to sell to his friends to being among the largest manufacturers in the industry. This document traces the history of the company from its inception in 1928 to the date of its purchase by J. D’Addario & Co. in 2004. Through interviews, document reviews, and data gathering, this document explores the history of the company, the owners and managers, the products, and the events that led to D’Addario’s acquisition.
Postma, N.(2018). A Complete History Of Rico Reeds. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4744