Magic Reed Intermediate Oboe Reeds

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Magic Reed Intermediate Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch and custom  scraped.  They feature a robust scrape and materials that  promote a blended tone with a lovely focus. They are best for serious students capable of managing more structure in their reed. They are designed for players with at least 3 years experience, in Oboe Studio, and with a  developing embouchure. 


  • Cane: Coveted 2017 Marion or Alliaud Oboe Cane in medium to medium hard strength with higher densities that promote best results during winter months.

  • Staple:  Professional Chiarugi  47mm staple.  

  • Shape: Mack ++ or similar. Blank Length: 72.5-73 mm. Finished Reed Length: 69.75-70 mm.

  • Signature American long scrape.  Moderately defined tip. Heart .40-.42 in thickness.  Moderate windows, defined heart/back with catch. Moderate spine, modified at base of reed to reduce internal dimensions and bring up pitch. Intermediate level response. Every reed gets dozens of micro adjustments and quality tests prior to certification and shipment. 

Finishing Touches:

  • Tested in two rooms replicating the embouchure of the player I expect to purchase it, not necessarily my own.  
  • Tested on Howarth XL Oboe
  • Reed prep instructions are included.
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork. 
  • Covid sanitized. 
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects that effect play with a refund or replace remedy.  They are otherwise not returnable.