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Magic Reed puts extraordinary oboe cane in the hands, and under the knives, of professional oboe players, expert amateurs, and their most promising students. Our inventory is balanced by strength, densities and diameters. It is all processed in house, and expertly sorted and edited by me.
Magic Reed has built an outstanding inventory of oboe tube cane that was purchased only after a rigorous source, test, invest protocol. We bought considerable quantities of cane from three growers because of their merit. While our primary objective was to meet our reed making needs for 10 years, we have enough to share (for now) because we complemented our 2017 medium hard/dense cane purchase with subsequent medium to medium hard purchases with medium density. Our 10-10.5 inventory was purchased strictly for resale. Our 10.5-11 is generally reserved for our own reed making needs with a portion allocated to processed cane sales.
Var Oboe Cane
This is our core m-mh oboe cane inventory, is full service, and so good we decided to make it a private label. We purchased it in 2017 and it has aged beautifully. Gorgeous, thick walled, dense, and medium hard oboe cane that is not at all brittle. Produces my darkest reeds. Best for experienced to expert reed maker. Available gouged and shaped processing levels.
Frejus Oboe Cane
This is our core mh inventory and was purchased in 2018. It is full service, and is also a private label. It is a beautiful harder oboe cane that has a smooth, not brittle scrape. Produces exceptional reeds, especially with a medium - wide shape. Tube and processed, 10.0-11.0 diameters.
Orient Oboe Cane
This is our core medium strength oboe cane, is full service and is private labelled. It is a very forgiving, medium strength, all purpose oboe cane. I found that it makes great oboe reeds with very little fuss, and this is a good thing. Available in tube and processed forms and 10-10.5 and 10.5-11 diameters.
Limited Inventory Oboe Cane
This limited inventory, branded, oboe cane is available only in pre-gouged, gouged and shaped form. I have four brands for sale: Molonier medium strength, 10.5-11 diameter; Medir, medium to medium hard strength 10.5-11 diameters; Alliaud- medium hard-hard strength, 10-10.5 diameter. Innoledy Var- Harder and better quality than their Chinese stock. 10.5-11 diameter.
A beautiful cane inventory like mine is built by a disciplined search, sample, test and invest strategy. Once I have assessed the cane's capacity to make great reeds, I can make significant investments. Our inventory is balanced by strength, densities and diameters. It is all processed in house, and expertly sorted and edited by me.
Our gouged and shaped oboe cane is sorted by strength, conformation, and size. A final inspection is conducted before shipment, including a screening for cracks. When I fulfill a cane order, you receive the best of my inventory, with extra slips, because we know mistakes happen.
I know every corner of my inventory and how excellent results can be achieved- including specific gouge and shape protocols. Elite players you know, trust me to help them select the right cane for their needs. We are happy to share our processing protocols for your purchase upon request.
We begin the cane processing for you, and in doing so, assure best quality and yields. We offer split and trimmed, cut-to-length and pre-gouged options. This is an excellent option when you want access to certain brands with limited tube cane availabilities. Contact me directly if you would like to buy in bulk for extra savings.
Our gouged and shaped oboe cane builds on all of the attributes of previous processing. Our standard shape is medium in size. If you preferr custom options, they include (from narrow to wide)- Brannen, Samson+, Mac ++, Lucarelli and Liang. All cane is identified in terms of strength and density.