Oboe buying is not a common thing to do, but then it's not a common musical piece either. Oboes are relatively expensive compared to other wind instruments, often costing more than a thousand dollars. But, don't let this get in the way of being an...
Oboes are pricey because they are not mass-produced like guitars or drums. And because they are uncommon it's easy to get duped by a salesman into buying a more expensive model.
If you are a budding oboist, or just someone who lacks enough knowledge about the instrument, always bring an oboe teacher or an oboist with you.
Make sure to observe the quality of the oboe, the refinement of the sound, and the key work. Cheap ones made of molded plastic are often fitted with cheap and flimsy keys that easily get bent and this can hamper the tunes you produce as an oboist.
Here is a common question asked by beginning oboists. Which oboes are better, wood or plastic?
There is a popular concept that an oboe made of wood is better, although oboists agree that a more accurate gauge of quality could be the price.
There are some small differences between wooden and plastic oboes. A wooden one produces a slightly richer sound and has an earthy tone. This is the reason most professional oboists use this type.
However, wooden oboes wear down faster than the plastic versions. And since the wood shrinks and expands, the tones produced may not always be consistent.
Now you see why we advise you take an expert oboist with you on your oboe-buying quest.
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OboeThe FB-101 oboe is ideal for years of study at music school, and is a mechanically complete instrument that technically prepares the student for the professional instrument.
Conservatory version, Semi-automatic octave key, 3rd Octave key, Made completely of Grenadilla wood, Silver-plated nickel keys, Silver-plated...
OboeThe YOB-241 is an affordable oboe made of extremely durable ABS synthetic material. This material sounds similar to wood, is very robust under different climatic conditions and crack resistant.
Student model, Semi-automatic, Simplified conservatory system without 3rd octave key, Fork-F, Without deep Bb, Robust ABS synthetic body,...
OboeBecause Bulgheroni dedicate themselves extensively and conscientiously to building their school oboes to be especially suitable for those who make their first steps into the world of music, even the youngest players can feel like great musicians.
Standard model, Semi-automatic octave key, 3rd Octave key, Completely made of Grenadilla wood, Silver-plated nickel keys, Silver-plated mechanisms,...
OboeThe B - 95 professional oboe embodies the tradition of many years of experience and passion. Bulgheroni's professional models stand out both in works for orchestra and soloists.
Professional version, Semi-automatic octave key, 3rd Octave key, Made completely of Grenadilla wood, Silver-plated nickel keys, Silver-plated...