Handmade Oboe Reeds To Promote Extraordinary Musical Lives

Magic Reed crafts performance quality handmade oboe reeds for aspiring to elite players. All reeds are made by me, Kathy Sheinhouse- the shop owner. I have professional training at The Juilliard School (Lois Wann), Oberlin Conservatory (James Caldwell), and later with Bert Lucarelli. I offer 5 brands with unique combinations of professional grade cane & staples that are identified by strength, size and brand for an unparalleled buying experience. Professional reeds are made to my own concert standards. Student & intermediate reeds are just what I would have needed and wanted throughout my early development. I offer plenty of other products to enhance your playing and reed making experience. Enjoy your visit.

  • Ships In 10 Days Or Less- Guaranteed!

Ships In 10 Days Or Less- Guaranteed!

Oboe Reed Specifications

Cane Selection: Oboe reed brands are paired with a specific cane and staple, and color coded for easy identification. Cane brands I use include: Marion, Alliaud, Rouche, Vic and my Magic Reed private label. Staples: Chiarugi (Professional & custom brands) 47 mm #2 or 2+ and 46 mm sizes to effect tone, projection, pitch and aperture size. Other natural cork staples may be used for Grasshopper student brand. Cane processing: Kunibert gouger- @.60/.45 (at reedmaker discretion). Currently using Lucarelli straight shape. Custom shapes available. Dimensions: Tie length- 72.5-73mm. Finished reed length 69.5-70 mm. Scrape: Signature American long scrape. Heart-.40-.43mm in thickness. Moderate spine. Professional reeds are beefier, warmer and have larger apertures than student/intermediate models. Reed Balance: My reeds are balanced for tone, pitch and response. Finishing: Multiple drying/finishing cycles. Certified at or above grade prior to shipping. Covid sanitized.

Reeds are guaranteed to ship within 10 working days (often much less). Please plan your orders with the longest possible shipment window in mind.

A Message From Kathy

I believe your oboe reeds should be a friend, not a foe. They should meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go. My customers include elite performing artists and their most aspiring students. On balance, students learn faster, sound better and participate in more music making activities. Professionals appreciate a reliable source of concert worthy reeds capable of full musical expression. I am here to help if you need me. Welcome to Magic Reed. Kathy Sheinhouse, Owner/ Reed Maker.