Our handmade oboe reeds have a national reputation for warmth, expression, balance, scale and longevity. They have been enjoyed by leading artists, educators and students who report that "they don't just speak- they sing". Magic Reeds are designed with a more robust heart than is typical in the industry. They are harder to make, but produce a more professional result with a greater range of expression and increased longevity. We craft student, intermediate, professional, and custom professional oboe reeds in graduated strength and nuance so every player can sound their best, and do so within their budget. Our custom model has some terrific options not found elsewhere in the market, and is priced to be in reach of most advanced players. Subscription services are available. Current ship time- 5 days or less.
Our priority at Magic Reed is to carry extraordinary oboe cane capable of pleasing the most discriminating reed maker. Leading artists and educators have become loyal customers, because they know we fully test product prior to our purchase, we work with the same cane we sell, and only invest in extraordinary cane that we want in our inventory for years to come. The no fuss cane we work with and sell makes for happy and productive reed makers. This means more playing time for all of us. What could be better?
Our oboe cane comes in two grades- Elite and Conservatory. Both are sold under our Magic Reed label. The nature of our business model, combined with the scarcity of this cane makes protecting our sourcing important to our sustainability as a specialty cane service. Our inventories are finite, and we only add to it on an opportunistic basis when we find cane that is just as good or better in its category. Cane is offered in processed, semi-processed and tube (in limited quantities) forms. We do not use or sell soft cane. Our medium to hard cane is highly sorted by diameter, strength, density, gouge, shape and overall quality.
For those who would like to enjoy our cane without mounting their own blank, we offer blanks and profiled reeds.
Oboe educators serving larger oboe student populations have special needs. Its hard to ensure that all students have access the best oboe reeds available and quality cane to play great and achieve developmental objectives. It is even harder to keep them affordable. Most busy professionals appreciate a trusted partner in their effort. Our programs enable educator partners to earn, and pass along, discounts relative to the size of their orders and delivery option. Please call us directly to discuss your needs and our solutions, including pricing. Note: Student oboe reeds are not eligible for further discounts, but may, in certain situations, accrue points toward discounts on intermediate and professional reeds.
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We have earned wonderful reviews for our reeds, cane, customer service and professionalism. These come from the highest echelons of the professional community to students, eager to play better, progress faster and have more fun. Thanks to all who have shared their feedback with us.