Our handmade English Horn reeds are the newest addition to our Magic Reed product line. This addition was made possible when we purchased a Monnig 180D horn. It is a pleasure to play and reed making is fun. They are structured for a big and bold tone and have more resistance than is typical for our oboe reeds. They are designed with the professional in mind, but are accessible to advanced students who are able to manage the structure.
Many players for which EH is not a primary instrument, appreciate the head start that blanks and profiled reeds can offer. We offer two great cane strengths and choice of staple. There is a five reed minimum for this offer.
We currently offer cane from two great sources. The Prestige cane is a world class medium strength cane that is private labelled by Chiarugi. Victoria cane is a harder cane with a stellar reputation. Due to its scarcity and high dealer price tags, it is rarely sold in the US, and never in tube form.
Both of these canes are gouged at the grower. Buyers have the option of a standard shape or a Giacobacci shape which would be done here in our shop.
We currently carry two staples- Chiarugi 26 collared and Guercio uncollared. Both are in brass and, and as a pair, are capable of complementing most instruments, bocals and reed styles.