Magic Reed Oboe Reeds are made with an American long scrape and a signature internal structure that reflects our preference for extra beef. The degree of beef in a reed, in combination with the preferred size of the aperture, are key factors that differentiate one reed maker's reed from another. We work in a world where millimeters make all the difference in performance and where there is no room for error. We need to adjust for the natural differences in the cane based on diameter, density and other factors. We need to do all this while modifying the strength of student reeds so that players who are either not ready for more beef, or who prefer and easier ride can enjoy our products.