Handmade Oboe Reeds are made to professional standards, with nuanced finishing by grade. I manage my business to stay completely hands-on, and to avoid the pitfalls of outsourcing. I strive to make the kinds of reeds I would have been delighted to play throughout my oboe career.
Magic Reed Handmade Professional Oboe Reeds are best in class. They are well known for their stability, balance, warmth and response. We draw from our best cane inventory to create a true professional structure which is capable of beautiful musical shape and expression. These oboe reeds are beefier then most, and best for advanced to expert players.
While all of our oboe reeds are made from scratch, our custom oboe reeds are made from scratch, with the blanks built to order. You have many materials, strength and finish options. If you prefer, just give me a call and describe what you are looking for, I I will choose the right materials. Your wish is my command. We have a minimum 3 reed order. We overfill the orders so we can select the best for you. This handmade oboe reed is out of this world.
Magic Reed Handmade Intermediate Oboe Reeds are made with the same professional materials and American scrape as my pro models. They are finished for a somewhat easier response without sacrificing tone and pitch. They are simply the best oboe reeds for intermediates on the market today, and often play like more like our light professional model.
Magic Reed Handmade Student Oboe Reeds are in a different league than other student reeds on the market. I use pro grade medium strength cane, rather than soft student cane to promote a better reed that lasts longer. I use a pro grade Chiarugi staple. The American scrape I use is flexible and nuanced, to promote a tone, pitch and response that is more like my higher end reeds, yet still playable for early learners. While we exert as much effort as our higher end reeds, we price it to make it accessible to those who are getting started and need a fighting chance of succeeding.
Magic Reed English Horn Reeds are designed for professionals, doublers or students who anticipate more occasional performances. They are warm, balanced and beautiful. They are finished on a Moennig Diamant English Horn. I am so glad I finally made this investment.
I love NY! Order your personal preference- climate is completely compatible.If you live in NY try-state area, call and set up an appointment to get your oboe reeds, tweaked for you (minimums apply). *
Love you west coast! Best wishes to California in these difficult times. We are very compatible with coastal climates. Any of our oboe reed or cane choices will work great, and you can order to personal preference.
Our happiest customers are in moderate altitudes where they can enjoy our standard 10.5-11 diameter reeds. If you are in a somewhat higher altitude, consider our 10-10.50 diameter option. Our reeds are not recommended for high altitudes, though we are happy to provide blanks that can be finished by you.