Founded In 2007
We Are Proud To Be Nearly 20,000 Oboe Reeds Strong, And A Trusted Resource To The Oboe Community
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 of our oboe reeds feature an American long scrape with a signature robust heart, and are finished to professional standards. We offer a student oboe reed series, including intermediate and conservatory models, and assign attributes that promote playability to match expected production skills. Our goal is to do this without sacrificing pitch, tone and longevity. Our professional reed series offers more choices in strength, scrape, tone and pitch. Our customers appreciate the range of choices we have within and across grades, and are given all the information they need to find an option that is just right for them, and within their budgets.
Magic Reed specializes in performance quality, harder oboe cane, for the experienced to expert reed maker. We are proud of our roster of elite professional oboists who rely on us to provide them with the cane they need to create their best reeds for their most important performances. When we buy, we buy big, because the cane is that good. Our early 2017 inventory has been described as "the best in 20 years" and is marketed as our own Magic Reed brand. We have worked hard to identify new sources of cane that match its quality but complement its attributes. We are pleased to have added a wonderful long-term inventory of harder oboe cane from a different source in 2019.
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. We buy our oboes, rather than have them consigned to us. This give us the freedom to only invest in instruments we would be happy to play ourselves, and can sell to the community with pride.
723-D Larchmont Acres East
Larchmont, NY 10538