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Handmade Oboe Reeds
Student, Intermediate, Professional, Custom Oboe Reeds & Oboe Cane
To Promote Your Best Performance
Magic Reed offers top quality oboe reeds to sound great and deliver your best performance. Our handmade oboe reeds are hand crafted from scratch and hand finished to order with no outsourcing. We offer professional oboe reeds, intermediate oboe reeds, student oboe reeds, and custom oboe reeds for the most discerning players. All of our oboe reed models are designed to help developing to expert players sound great, progress to the next level, and have more fun. When your oboe reeds work well on a consistent basis, you can focus on making beautiful music. What could be better? We now offer Freedom Oboe Reeds, a budget friendly student oboe reed line. We also make beautiful concert-ready English horn reeds.
Our oboe cane inventory is the envy of the elite oboe community. We purchased large inventories at their peak, and its quality has not been matched in subsequent harvests. We process it in-house with strict quality controls to serve our own reed making needs and offer it for sale to to the professional community and their aspiring students. It is available in oboe cane gouged, oboe cane gouged and shaped, oboe cane pre-gouged, and oboe tube cane on a limited basis.
Magic Reed Handmade Professional Oboe Reeds are warm, balanced and long-lasting oboe reeds- in a league of their own. They are designed for more warmth, tonal depth and expression than our intermediate model. This is made possible with a professional Chiarugi staple and by the cane we use, which is harder and denser than the intermediate model. Standard and elite models.
Magic Reed handmade intermediate oboe reeds are more like some of the best medium strength professional oboe reed models on the market. Compared to the student oboe reeds, one could expect a slightly larger aperture, a bit more resistance (but still highly responsive) and a generally warmer tone.
Magic Reed Handmade Student Oboe Reeds are designed to promote better learning and more enjoyment for developing players. They are made with a natural cork staple, and include other upgrades vs. our Freedom line to promote embouchure development. They are much more consistent than other student brands, and we work hard to create a reed that does not rely on a well developed embouchure to sound good. Buyers mare eligible for occasional upgrades within our natural cork line when production schedules permit.
Custom Oboe Reeds presenting flexible reed making at its best. We offer a menu of options that enable you to order your reeds based on function, material and scrape specifications, or local/regional climate (humidity). We then use our expert skills to construct a reed that most closely matches these preferences...and we don't quit until we get it right.
Freedom Student Oboe Reeds are the most recent addition to our menu. They are designed for beginners to intermediate players on a budget. Our goal is a finished reed which is more responsive (easier to play) than our Magic Reed line, which tends to be more full bodied. Our choice of materials, special cane processing and scrape enable us to make great reeds with less fuss. We pass on those savings to our customers. Students thrive and enjoy an unrivaled quality and consistency in their student reed experience.
My English horn reeds are warm, responsive, and concert ready.
Blanks & profiled reeds for oboe and English horn.
Gouged oboe cane is best quality and benefits from precision Gouging on Kunibert Michel Gouging Machines.
Shaped oboe cane is best quality and recommended for very best yield. Shaping done by hand and Reeds n Stuff shaping machine with 4 options.
Magic Reed cane enables us to achieve the results we seek. Rave reviews from professional community. Split and trimmed, cut-to-length and pre-gouged options available. Tube cane in 10-10.25 diameter on sale now.
My Conservatory training took place at Juilliard and Oberlin. Lois Wann, James Caldwell, Bert Lucarelli and Virginia Brewer influenced me the most, with mentorships that continued well into my adulthood. I established Magic Reed in 2007 to concentrate on a career in oboe reed making and have never looked back. I have had an extraordinary musical life, though not necessarily a conventional one. I know it is also there in a variety of forms for those who seek it. I feel privileged to be able to contribute, even if in a small way, to whatever dreams you may have as an oboist.
WELCOME TO MAGIC REED, Kathy Sheinhouse