Our goal at Magic Reed is to present best in category used oboes to serious players within our community. We keep our inventory small and targeted- and this is a good thing. We seek an optimal intersection of quality, age, condition in any oboe we sell. We never offer an oboe we would not be willing to play ourselves. Every oboe is professionally serviced by a master technician to bring them to concert ready condition. They are also evaluated for merit before pricing. An oboe reed subscription is offered free with full price sales.
We welcome consultations, and will help you navigate the market if we do not have what you want here.
Trial periods are available.
"Laubin oboes are truly handmade. Every part of the key mechanism is essentially custom-fit to the body of the instrument. The wood is aged for at least ten years, exposed to the outside air, so that it will be ready to endure both outdoor summer concerts and drafty orchestra pits. The keys are heavily silver-plated and hand-burnished for beauty and durability. A synthetic liner in the upper joint helps to prevent cracking and extend the life of the oboe. The bore, undercutting, and tone-hole placement have been perfected over eight decades. We worry about all the little details so that you don’t have to; instead, you can focus on making music." Paul Laubin
Both Laubin Oboes We Have For Sale Now Have Been Serviced By Paul And Are Being Offered Below His Appraised Value. Please call for more information,
Rare opportunity to own a new/old stock (open box) Laubin Rosewood Oboe at a price below the appraisal for one that has been fully used. This oboe has simply not been played, except for testing and trial. Serviced by Paul, it only required a minimal adjustment. He was both stunned by its beauty and pristine condition. He was also deeply saddened that it has clearly not been played. It performs great, as one would expect from a Laubin. Full break-in period per Laubin protocol is needed. New Rosewoods go from $14,000-17,000 depending where they are purchased, and there is a 10 year waiting list.
Laubin turned out some of their best oboes in the early 90s, and this is no exception. It comes in perfect, even pristine condition. This rosewood was purchased in January of 2019, and arrived in nearly the same new/old stock condition as the 2003 model above. We have broken it in with light use and are enjoying it while it awaits its new home. Keyword shows no signs of wear, and there is no history of cracks. Paul Laubin gave it a once over, and declared it in perfect condition with little to do. It has a sweet, penetrating tone that professionals love. Priced under appraised value.
We are especially interested in Laubin's manufactured in the early 90s or later
We seek Loree oboes from the 1990's or later.
We are happy to talk to you about your Howarth, Marigaux, Fox, Hiniker or other oboes of merit. We offer fair prices based on condition and demand.