Magic Reed handmade oboe reeds have a national reputation for warmth, expression, balance, scale and dynamic range. They have been enjoyed by leading artists, educators and their students who report that "they don't just speak- they sing". All of our oboe reeds feature an American long scrape with a signature robust heart, and are finished to professional standards. We offer student, intermediate, conservatory, professional, elite professional and custom oboe reed models. Our customers appreciate the range of choices we have within and across grades, and are given all the information they need to find an option that is just right for them, and within their budgets.
Reeds are customized by grade to enable players to sound their best wherever they are within the spectrums of skills and styles. Student reeds are designed to correspond to embouchure maturity, with enough structure throughout to convert advances in production skills to an exponentially better sound. Our professional reeds offer players with fully developed, yet individualized production skills, the flexibility they need for a broader dynamic range and increased nuanced in tone and vibrato. Self-directed customizations are available in our Elite and Custom models.
Magic Reed specializes in performance quality, harder oboe cane, for the experienced to expert reed maker. We are proud of our roster of elite professional oboists who rely on us to provide them with the cane they need to create their best reeds for their most important performances. Our early 2017 inventory has been described as "the best in 20 years" and is marketed as our own Magic Reed brand. We have worked hard to identify new sources of cane that match its quality but complement its attributes. We are pleased that we have been able to add a select group of branded canes to our line-up in the beginning of 2019. Our business model is unique in the industry.