About Magic Reed

Magic Reed specializes in "best in class" handmade oboe reeds and cane.  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.  Back to school specials are available now, and can be found throughout our shop page.  Select used oboes are offered when we find an investment worthy buying opportunity and we have some excellent options available now. 

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, worthy of a long-term investment, through a complete pre-test protocol. We have made such investments in 2017 and 2018, and this cane has aged beautifully since then.  This inventory management strategy provides our customers with consistently better product over time, and the ability to replicate their success in future orders.  Our current inventory includes cane in medium to medium hard+ strengths-all capable of making great reeds, mostly under our Magic Reed Private Label.

Oboe Staples & Supplies

Oboe Staples, Guercio Oboe Staples, Chiarugi Oboe Staples, Discount Oboe Staples

The staple is a critical building block for  great reed making.  We have established a select inventory of staples that are most popular in the US, as well as some specialized O ring options  We offer them all at competitive prices as a service to our oboe cane customers.  

English Horn 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.

Oboe D'amore Reeds

Handmade Oboe D'amore Reed

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.

Meet Kathy Sheinhouse, Your Personal Reed Maker

Kathy Sheinhouse, Professional Oboe 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 reeds that promote your best performance, wherever you are in your musical life- student to recording artist.


Magic Reed Blog

Learn more about reed making, cane processing, pipeline management, and player development.

Welcome To Magic Reed

Magic Reed  Oboe Reeds and Cane

Please take your time to review our site, and come back often to take advantage of our limited time offers.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly.