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Magic Reed Ultra Custom Oboe Reeds

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Magic Reed
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Magic Reed Ultra Custom Oboe Reeds are in a class by themselves.  We offer a unique process whereby a player can experience the closest thing to in-person customizations without visiting my shop. My process includes initial consultation, sampling, testing, feedback loops, and return of favorite reed for order reference (don't worry- I can make more that are just as good).  This is a time intensive project for the reed maker and the player.  It is most appropriate for accomplished adult amateurs to touring professionals with the highest performance standards, for whom small differences in scrape really matter. There is a set-up fee for the service, and a one year reed subscription commitment is requested.  Please contact me directly for more information.

Finishing Touches

  • Each oboe reed is finished to concert standards.  Only reeds that meet or exceed these standards will be shipped.
  • No two reeds are ever exactly the same, and even custom reeds like these cannot predict results with 100% accuracy.  We work with the player to combine materials, construction and scrape to get as close as possible.  We want buyers to enter the relationship with this understanding.
  • Tested in two rooms with and without carpet on a Loree 125 oboe. Reed prep instructions are included.  I need to like every reed I sell.  If I don't, it gets smashed and I reuse the staple. When I test these reeds, I try to replicate the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not my own.
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork in the event that player does not have some handy.
  • Covid sanitized.  Players are still advised to sanitize reeds on arrival.
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy.

Magic Reed Ultra Custom Oboe Reeds are in a class by themselves.  We offer a unique process whereby a player can experience the closest thing to in-person customizations without visiting my shop. My process includes initial consultation, sampling, testing, feedback loops, and return of favorite reed for order reference (don't worry- I can make more that are just as good).  This is a time intensive project for the reed maker and the player.  It is most appropriate for accomplished adult amateurs to touring professionals with the highest performance standards, for whom small differences in scrape really matter. There is a set-up fee for the service, and a one year reed subscription commitment is requested.  Please contact me directly for more information.

Finishing Touches

  • Each oboe reed is finished to concert standards.  Only reeds that meet or exceed these standards will be shipped.
  • No two reeds are ever exactly the same, and even custom reeds like these cannot predict results with 100% accuracy.  We work with the player to combine materials, construction and scrape to get as close as possible.  We want buyers to enter the relationship with this understanding.
  • Tested in two rooms with and without carpet on a Loree 125 oboe. Reed prep instructions are included.  I need to like every reed I sell.  If I don't, it gets smashed and I reuse the staple. When I test these reeds, I try to replicate the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not my own.
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork in the event that player does not have some handy.
  • Covid sanitized.  Players are still advised to sanitize reeds on arrival.
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy.