Current Oboe Reed Turnaround (4/14/23)- Less than 8 Days

Specialty Handmade Oboe Reeds For The Discerning Player

Magic Reed crafts performance quality handmade oboe reeds for aspiring to elite players. I offer 5 brands- each with their own personality/functionality to meet the needs of most players. Professional Reeds are made to my own concert standards. Student & Intermediate Reeds are just what I would have needed and wanted throughout my early development. Plus, since I never over-scrape, there is always enough room for minor adjustments if needed. My new Grasshopper beginner brand is set-up a little differently to accommodate larger volumes and include personal set-up and finish for best in category results. There are plenty of other products here to enhance your playing and reed making experience. Seek and you shall find.

  • Promoting Extraordinary Musical Lives

Promoting Extraordinary Musical Lives

Oboe Reed Specifications

Cane Selection: Most are reed brands are pared with a cane brand (and color coded) for extra consistency between orders. Cane processing: Kunibert gouger- @.60/.45 (at reedmaker discretion). currently using Lucarelli straight shape. Custom shapes available. Staples: Chiarugi (Premium brands) 47 mm #2 or 2+ and 46 mm sizes to effect tone, projection, pitch and aperture size. Loree sized 47 mm natural may be used in Reed Monkey and First Chair brands/ Dimensions: Tie length- 72.5-73mm (mainly to effect aperture size). Finished reed length 69.5-70 mm to achieve pitch standards. Scrape: Signature American long scrape. 100% hand scraped and hybrid scraped options. Blended tip preferred for professional models. Heart-.40-.43mm in thickness. Moderate spine. My reeds are beefier than most on market within their categories and professional reeds usually have larger apertures than student models. Reed Balance: My reeds are balanced for tone, pitch and response with primary goals of darker, more robust tone for pro models and response for student models. Finishing: Multiple drying/finishing cycles. Certified at or above grade prior to shipping. Covid sanitized. Desktop users can hover over reed brands and models above for general descriptions.

A Message From Kathy

I believe your oboe reeds should be a friend, not a foe. They should meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go. My customers include elite performing artists and their most aspiring students. On balance, students learn faster, sound better and participate in more music making activities. Professionals appreciate a reliable source of concert worthy reeds capable of full musical expression. I am here to help if you need me. Welcome to Magic Reed. Kathy Sheinhouse, Owner/ Reed Maker.