Magic Reed is nationally recognized for producing one of the best handmade professional oboe reeds on the market. They are enjoyed by touring professionals, teachers, pre-professionals, and accomplished amateurs, who trust us for their most important events. Our reeds have been described as highly nuanced, expressive, well balanced, and somewhat beefier than other high end reeds on the market. They are also structured for a longer life, and are less likely to break down under stress (when you depend on them the most). We achieve this with an American scrape, extra wood in the heart, a blended tip and a front to back process that optimizes results. Finished on a Howarth XL Oboe.
Offered in two models:
Handmade Professional Oboe Reed- The best of the best in every way. Made the way we like it, with an option for a custom alternative for those with somewhat different preferences.
Handmade Pre-Professional Oboe Reed- Nearly identical to our professional model with certain differences in tone and response that would generally not be detectable unless played side-by-side. This product was added to our menu as an accommodation to advanced and pre-professional oboists who may have a more limited budge.