Handmade Oboe Reeds

Oboe Reeds Designed For Professionals With User Friendly Options Just Right For Developing Players

Our handmade oboe reeds have a national reputation for warmth, expression, balance, scale and longevity.  They have been enjoyed by some of the country's leading artists who report that "they don't just speak- they sing" (and they sing a long time).  Magic Reeds are designed with a little extra wood in all the right places, making the refinement that professionals and other serious players  want possible. 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. Subscription services are available.  Current ship time- 5 days or less.

Oboe Cane

Great Oboe Cane Coupled With Precision Processing Always Leads To Better Reed Making Results

Magic Reed offers a variety of premium oboe canes, with the majority of our inventory dedicated to our own Magic Reed private label.  This cane was purchased from a grower in the south of France in 2017.  They were experiencing a peak harvest that some described as "the best in 20 years".   Fortunately, we were in a position to make a long term investment in it.   It is offered in medium plus to medium hard strengths, in four wall thickness options, and mostly in the 10.5-11 diameters.  Magic Reed Cane carries a premium price, as one would expect for its quality and scarcity. 

The other brands we offer include Innoledy Var, Loree, and Ghys, and Vic Cane.  This provides some great options to customers who have preferences outside of our Magic Reed strength and density range.  For those who seek a headstart in their own reed making efforts, we also offer blanks and profiled only reeds.

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Used Oboes

Our Focus is on Quality and Value For Aspiring Players

Magic Reed carries a select group of used oboes we would be happy to play ourselves, or are of the quality we would want for our students. We maximize customer value by carefully selecting used oboes with the ideal intersection of quality/age/price point.   We work hard to ensure that every oboe we sell gets expert servicing so it is in excellent/concert ready condition when you receive it.  If you have an oboe to sell that is in good condition, please contact us directly to discuss.

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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.  

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Welcome To Magic Reed

723-D Larchmont Acres East

Larchmont, NY  10538