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.
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.
This is our core m-mh oboe cane inventory, is full service, and listed by brand. Gorgeous, thick walled, dense, and medium hard oboe cane that is not at all brittle. Produces my darkest reeds. Tube and processed, 10-10.5 and 10.5-11.0 diameters. Best for experienced to expert reed maker.
This is our core mh inventory, is full service, and is listed by brand. Beautiful harder oboe cane that has a smooth, not brittle scrape. Produces beautiful reeds, especially with a medium - wide shape. Tube and processed, 10.0-11.0 diameters. Best for experienced reed maker.
This is our core medium strength oboe cane, is full service is listed by brand. It is a very forgiving, medium strength, all purpose oboe cane. I found that it makes great oboe reeds with the least fuss, and this is a good thing. Available in tube and processed forms and 10-10.5 and 10.5-11 diameters.
This limited inventory oboe cane is available only in pre-gouged, gouged and shaped form. I have four brands.
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.
Oboe tube cane is sorted for strength, diameter and conformation, to assure maximum yield. It is a favorite of elite professionals you know, who have exclaimed that "it is the best cane in 20 years" (Var). We have even received post performance gift baskets from some of our customers.
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.
General Oboe Educations
Cane processing advice for the advanced oboists who are new to gouging cane themselves. Topics also include aperture management.
Advanced cane processing tips for the proficient reed maker and cane processor.