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 are highly nuanced, expressive, well balanced, and somewhat beefier than other high end reeds on the market. This beef gives them a longer life. They are less likely to break down under stress (when you depend on them the most).
Cane hand selected from our best inventory, and custom processed for the just right result we want based on customer preferences.
Blank- 72.5 mm; finished reed 69-70 mm; choice of staple
American long scrape
Defined tip (but not a cliff)
Extra wood in the heart
Finished on your choice of a Loree, Howarth or Laubin oboe (pro and custom models).
More choices-including strength, shape, pitch and tone, and staple, depending on model
Handmade Professional Oboe Reeds- The best of the best in every way with staple and strength options. This model assumes a well developed embouchure, and the desire for a reed with resistance preferred by professionals. Concert ready for the most discerning professionals.
Handmade Pre-Professional Oboe Reeds- 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 students seeking a lower price point.
Custom Oboe Reeds- Made for players who enjoy our quality and point of view, but need certain accommodations in shape and other factors based on their set-up.
They are built from scratch on Chiarugi #2 premium staples (47mm or 46mm) and offered in bundles of 5 or more.
Additional Custom choices include gouge, shape, pitch and aperture size.