About Magic Reed

Magic Reed specializes in "best in class" handmade oboe reeds.  We have served the oboe community since 2007, helping to make extraordinary performances possible.  We recently extended our product line to include English horn, oboe d'amore and bassoon reeds.  This provides our customers with the benefits of expert reed making and cane procurement synergies that exist across the double reed category.  We offer extraordinary oboe cane in tube and processed forms as inventory permits. We also carry a small selection of notable oboes for the discerning player.

Our Products

Handmade Oboe Reeds

Handmade Oboe Reeds, Oboe Reeds

We offer a full range of handmade professional and student oboe reeds.  Customers report that "they don't just speak- they sing".  They are warm, responsive and balanced to promote your best performance.  We feature an American scrape with more beef than is customary in the industry for a truly professional or near professional experience depending on grade... and they typically last longer too.  Current turnaround 3-5 days.

Professional Oboe Cane

Professional Oboe Cane, Oboe Cane, Oboe Tube Cane, Oboe Cane Gouged and Shaped

We identify extraordinary cane through a comprehensive sampling and evaluation protocol and buy as much as we can when we strike gold.  Once our own reed making needs are assured we market the surplus under our Magic Reed label.  We know and use every corner of our inventory and have become a vital resource to elite artists across the country who trust us for their most important performances.

English Horn & Oboe D'Amore Reeds

Handmade English Horn Reeds

Our English horn reeds and blanks are made to  performance standards and reflect the same quality and attention to detail as found in our oboe line.  They are designed for a bold, beautiful tone that includes plenty of nuance.


Our oboe d'amore reeds are 95% finished, leaving the final details to expert reed makers who just need a head start.   We use all the best materials with cane, staple and finishing options.

Bassoon Reeds & Cane

Handmade Bassoon Reeds and Cane

Greetings bassoonists!  We have launched this product line to take advantage of bassoon cane referrals through our network of oboists in major orchestras.  We will grow the bassoon reed category over time, and are starting with a collaboration with a sensational bassoon reed maker.

"Notable" Used Oboes For Sale

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We carry a small, highly select, inventory of used oboes in excellent condition.  They have all been fully serviced, and are destined to please the most discerning player.  They are offered at highly competitive prices, and usually under their appraised values.

Meet Kathy Sheinhouse, Your Personal Reed Maker

Kathy Sheinhouse, Magic Reed Owner and Reed Maker

Conservatory trained at Juilliard (Lois Wann) and Oberlin College (James Caldwell), with additional influences from Bert Lucarelli, Virginia Brewer and Jane Murray.  My goal is to provide you with oboe reeds and other double reed products that promote your best performance, whether you are an aspiring student or a recording artist.