10. August 2011 · Comments Off on Well Rats! Why Didn’t I Take A Photo? · Categories: Ramble

A dear student of mine had her oboe stolen while on tour overseas. Can you imagine?! I sure can’t. (And let me remind all of you: insure those instruments!*)

She and I have been “oboe hunting” and I was able to get two from Mark Chudnow and she had a couple from RDG shipped to my house. Last night a friend and wonderful reed maker, DR. (!) Michael Adduci, came by to check them out with me. What FUN! I can tell you that the new Bulgheroni Musa is a very wonderful oboe! The used rosewood Loree we tried was fabulous too, and SO pretty! We had another AK Loree and a Loree Royal as well. So cool to try these instruments, and of course a part of me wanted each one. Then I played Mike’s Loree. WELL!!! I wanted to steal that immediately. He said he tried something like twelve oboes to find it.

But for now I’ll stick with my Marigaux oboes and my Rigoutat English horn.

But why oh why didn’t I take a picture with six oboes and an English horn in the house? Silly me! It was a lovely sight!

*Okay … about insurance. If you are a student, your instrument(s) might be covered by your parent’s homeowner’s insurance, but you should check. You should also record your serial numbers and have an appraisal by a reputable oboe dealer. If you can insure it for replacement value do it. If you are a student but going off to college you might need to double check that insurance! Some companies don’t insure for instruments in dorm rooms or in lockers on campus. It can be tricky. If you are a professional you probably already know you have to get special insurance, so you’re on your own. 🙂

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