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Yes, I unexpectedly bought a new oboe last week! It was time for a new one since I had had my old oboe for 12 years now and, as all good oboists know, they blow out in about 10-15 years.

My oboes are much older. I love them. I think I sound good on them. But I guess I’m not a good oboist. Sigh.


  1. My old prof used to get a new one every five years! FIVE YEARS! That is barely enough time to get friendly with an oboe.

  2. I just don’t buy into the having to replace it all the time deal. But so many of my colleagues do. So I could very well be wrong. Still, I don’t plan on changing my opinion about this one; my way is much more affordable! 🙂