About Magic Reed

Magic Reed specializes in "best in class" handmade oboe reeds.  We have served the oboe community since 2007, helping to make extraordinary performances possible.  Our new English horn, oboe d'amore and bassoon products provide customers with the benefits of expert reed making and cane procurement synergies that exist across the double reed category.  We offer extraordinary oboe cane as inventory permits. We also carry a small selection of notable oboes for the discerning player.

Our Products

Handmade Oboe Reeds

Handmade Oboe Reeds, Oboe Reeds

We offer a full range of handmade professional and student oboe reeds.  Customers report that "they don't just speak- they sing".  They are warm, responsive and balanced to promote your best performance.  We feature an America scrape with more beef than is customary in the industry for a truly professional or near professional experience depending on grade... and they typically last longer too.

Professional Oboe Cane

Professional Oboe Cane, Oboe Cane, Oboe Tube Cane, Oboe Cane Gouged and Shaped

We identify extraordinary cane through sampling and a comprehensive evaluation protocol. If we find cane that meets or exceeds our high standards, we make a substantial long term investment, and market it under our Magic Reed label.  This inventory management strategy provides our customers with consistently better product over time, and the ability to replicate their success in future orders.  We offer three strength grades and two diameter ranges-all capable of making great reeds.

English Horn & Oboe D'Amore Reeds

Handmade English Horn Reeds

Our English horn reeds and blanks are made to  performance standards and reflect the same quality and attention to detail as found in our oboe line.  They are designed for a bold, beautiful tone that includes plenty of nuance.


Our oboe d'amore reeds are 95% finished, leaving the final details to expert reed makers who just need a head start.   We use all the best materials with cane, staple and finishing options.

Bassoon Reeds & Cane

Handmade Bassoon Reeds and Cane

Greetings bassoonists!  We have launched this product line to take advantage of bassoon cane referrals through our network of oboists in major orchestras.  We will grow the bassoon reed category over time, and are starting with a collaboration with a sensational bassoon reed maker.

"Notable" Used Oboes For Sale

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We carry a small, highly select, inventory of used oboes in excellent condition.  They have all been fully serviced, and are destined to please the most discerning player.  They are offered at highly competitive prices, and usually under their appraised values.

Meet Kathy Sheinhouse, Your Personal Reed Maker

Kathy Sheinhouse, Magic Reed Owner and Reed Maker

Conservatory trained at Juilliard (Lois Wann) and Oberlin College (James Caldwell), with additional influences from Bert Lucarelli and Virginia Brewer.  My goal is to provide you with oboe reeds and other double reed products that promote your best performance, whether you are an aspiring student or a recording artist.  Check out our BLOG, where I share reed making insights based on my professional training and experience as a high volume reed maker.