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Magic Reed crafts performance quality handmade oboe reeds for aspiring to elite players. They are all made from scratch in my shop with no outsourcing. I offer 5 brands- each with their own personality/functionality to meet the needs of most players. My Professional Reed Collection is made to my own concert standards. My Student Collection are just what I would have needed and wanted throughout my early development. There are plenty of other products here to enhance your playing and reed making experience. Seek and you shall find.

  • Top Quality Tube Cane

  • Makes Great Results Possible
  • Precision Cane Processing

  • Customized For Each Brand And Batch
  • Professional Construction

  • From Blank To Scrape And Finish
  • Flexible Reed Making Within & Between Brands

  • There Is Nothing "Cookie Cutter" About Our Process
  • Promoting Extraordinary Musical Lives

Top Quality Tube Cane

Makes Great Results Possible

Precision Cane Processing

Customized For Each Brand And Batch

Professional Construction

From Blank To Scrape And Finish

Flexible Reed Making Within & Between Brands

There Is Nothing "Cookie Cutter" About Our Process

Promoting Extraordinary Musical Lives

Oboe Reed Specifications

Cane Selection: Most are reed brands are pared with a cane brand (and color coded) for extra consistency between orders. Cane processing: Kunibert gouger- @.60/.45 (at reedmaker discretion). Mack ++ or similar straight shape. Custom shapes available. Staples: Chiarugi (Premium brands) 47 mm #2 or 2+ and 46 mm sizes to effect tone, projection, pitch and aperture size. Loree sized 47 mm natural and Easy Glide staples for all other models. Dimensions: Tie length- 72-73mm (mainly to effect aperture size). Finished reed length 69.5-70 mm to achieve pitch standards. Scrape: Signature American long scrape. 100% hand scraped and hybrid scraped options. Blended tip preferred for professional models. Heart-.40-.43mm in thickness. Moderate spine. My reeds are beefier than most on market within their categories and professional reeds usually have larger apertures than student models. Reed Balance: My reeds are balanced for tone, pitch and response with primary goals of darker, more robust tone for pro models and response for student models. Finishing: Multiple drying/finishing cycles. Certified at or above grade prior to shipping. Covid sanitized.

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.