Handmade oboe reeds for highly accomplished professionals, college students, or amateurs who either love our best reeds our way, or know what changes in our specifications are needed for a more precise fit with their own set-up. These are the best of the best in oboe reeds with a bold spirit and a great balance of warmth, nuance, response, focus, and stability. We hand select our best cane from our medium and medium hard special stock which has been set aside for these reeds during processing. We make all of these reeds to order, with no surcharge for customizations. We will make as many reeds as we need to deliver a reed with the quality and nuance expected from our best reeds.
Handmade oboe reeds for well trained oboists in high school, college and beyond seeking an excellent medium strength reed with the balance of warmth, response, focus, pitch and stability of our higher end reeds. Players with a well developed embouchure and wind speed will enjoy this somewhat more structured reed. We use our best cane, and choose the right cane hardness based on seasonal requirements. They are made on a Chiarugi #2 staple. These reeds have extra drying cycles which improve quality and reliability post-shipment.
Handmade oboe reeds for serious students with at least 18 months experience; in middle school; or, others who can benefit from a very well nuanced reed with a medium to medium light scrape. They are made with either of our two most slender shapes and may be made on either a Chartier or Chiarugi staple. They have a warm, focused sound, excellent response, good pitch and are beefier than other intermediate reeds on the market.
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The Magic Reed difference is that we start with a great foundation product, and then offer certain customizations with every option- a premium service not generally available in our industry without surcharge. Conservatory and Professional customers are encouraged to study our specification and profile pages to guide them through the customization process. Intermediate customers are asked to use the profile page to give us certain other information that will help with reed strength and aperture size. Use our contact form to share any information that you think will be helpful in constructing the best reed for you. We will keep this information on file for future reference and use it as a basis of tweaking your reed in future orders. This is a unique feature to Magic Reed.
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