Handmade Oboe Reeds

A Custom Experience With Every Oboe Reed

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 five of our models feature an American long scrape with a signature robust heart, and are finished to professional standards.  They 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 to convert advances in production skills to an exponentially better sound across grades.  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.  

Great reeds for serious oboists

Great reeds for serious oboists

Hand-Processed Oboe Cane

Performance Quality Oboe Cane For Discriminating Players

Magic Reed has become a valued supplier of performance quality oboe cane to elite artists, educators, and their students- some who have described our cane as "the best in 20 years".  Here's why:

  • We are laser focused on locating, pre-testing and purchasing great quality, no fuss cane.   
  • We only purchase cane that is worthy of a long-term investment.  We buy from one grower at a time (current inventory comes from two growers in 2017 and 2018).  This procurement strategy improves the quality and reliability of the cane over time, and is in stark contrast to resellers with multiple brand names and short term buying cycles.  
  • The cane we have in inventory was scarce when we bought it, and is no longer available from any grower or reseller.  Our best customers buy as much as we are able to offer them.
  • We use the same cane that we sell for our core reed making business.  The quality of this cane is a critical component of the success we have enjoyed.
  • We offer cane in conservatory and elite professional grades and market it under our Magic Reed brand name.
  • Gouged and Shaped Cane is precision processed in-house, and available in medium to hard strengths.  It is highly sorted by diameter, strength, density, shape and overall quality.  
  • Reed makers with gougers have split and trimmed, cut-to-length and pre-gouged options

Winter "Shape-Up" Promotion 
Buy gouged cane at regular price and get it shaped free!

Winter "Shape-Up" Promotion Buy gouged cane at regular price and get it shaped free!

Used Oboes

USED OBOES- We are as selective about used oboes as we are about oboe cane.  We focus on the optimal intersection of age, condition and quality so we can offer a great value to our customers.  Check out our Used Oboe page to learn more about our current offers.

Fox 400 Oboe For Sale Now.  Pristine condition.

Fox 400 Oboe For Sale Now. Pristine condition.

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Larchmont, NY  10538


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