Magic Reed Handmade Student Oboe Reeds are designed for students and other recreational oboists with at least 6 months experience. Our student oboe reeds are best in class in that they are highly responsive and have the nuance and stability that are more typical of much higher end reeds on the market.
They don't play flat because we never use soft, inferior cane to get a quick and easy result.
They are made with just enough resistance to develop proper skills, without being too hard to play.
They are always made in-house by Magic Reed's expert reed maker, and never outsourced.
We use the same great American scrape that is used for our higher end reeds, but make some adjustments in cane strength and gouge to give student and recreational oboists both an opportunity to sound their best, and an easier ride. After all, the oboe is a very strenuous instrument.