From a former oboist there is this:

I have a 1991 Loreé oboe, AK model, serial #JU53 that I’d like to sell. It has a crack repair in the top joint, and a Philadelphia D key (installed by Robert Sorton – professor at Ohio State). As you can see by the photos, the silver is in great shape.

Contact me, please, if you are interested, and I will connect you to the seller.

10. July 2017 · Comments Off on Name-Brand?! · Categories: For Sale

Read online:

Oboe – Selmer – Great Condition – $800

Oboe for sale. Hard case included. Used by student for a few years, who is no longer in band. Paid $1,000 for this name-brand, quality instrument, and would like it to continue being used by someone interested.

If you have a student who will be starting to play this summer or fall, this instrument will be great for them.

Only serious offers please.

Cash only.

I just love the “name-brand” bit: yes, it has a brand. Yes, that brand has a name. “Quality” though? Um. Doubtful.

Oh … and yes, that brand name is known to be awful.

But hey, it’s only $800.

You get what you pay for. I try very hard to get parents and students to understand that. It’s not always easy.

(Side note: the image shows the top joint placed UPSIDE DOWN in the case. Hah!)

12. June 2017 · 2 comments · Categories: For Sale

Read on Craigslist:

Leblanc intermediate wood oboe. In decent shape. Has more than average keys I was told my local music store.

18. December 2016 · Comments Off on Miniature Oboe For Sale (?!) · Categories: For Sale

Well, it’s closer than the “brass oboe” pictured earlier! But still ….

If you don’t know what this is you need to go to some concerts, I think.

(Found here.)

(Thanks to Jim Constable for posting this on Anne Krabill’s FB page. Originally from Mike Herriott.)

Brass Oboe With Hard Case

Current bid is $11. Bidding ends 12/19/2016 See it here.

09. January 2016 · Comments Off on Seen Online, For Sale · Categories: For Sale

Oboe semiautomatic C – $500

I can promise you, without any doubt, that you are getting something that could be made into a lamp stand. Trust me.

(And these are Canadian dollars, by the way, which converts to $352.76 in American according to a site I just visited.)

12. March 2013 · Comments Off on I Got Two MCWs and a Rigoutaut · Categories: For Sale

… where it’s at.

Yeah, lame. (If you know what I’m referencing. If not, never mind!)

If you are in the market for an oboe I have a few here for sale. Two former students are moving on and selling their MCW oboes (modified conservatory). Both are in excellent condition. I also have a lovely Rigotaut from the 60’s that has quite a lovely sound. I’d buy it myself, but I really don’t need another oboe! It’s in great shape.

I do have a few students who might purchase oboes, but I thought I’d put it out here as well, in case anyone is searching. Local buyers would be best, so we don’t have to deal with shipping and payment issues.

I’ll probably shoot some photos sometime soon.

Well, according to the seller it’s a “sound bridge”. You can read about it here, and listen to the two clips below. Thoughts? Do you hear a difference? Is it worth $65 to $300?

Without:

With:

07. July 2011 · Comments Off on Oboe For Sale · Categories: For Sale, Oboe

Jennet is selling a Yamaha 841 Custom oboe. Anyone interested?

Hmm. MY oboe is broken ….

… or maybe not. There is no mention of the maker. You can see it here.

This is just a gentle reminder: If you are purchasing an instrument, the seller should give you a trial period. I always tell my students and parents to consult with me when purchasing an instrument. The one time a parent didn’t heed that advice a very bad oboe was purchased when they were visiting China. Yes, it was lower in price, but who cares? It really was a horrendous instrument. So be cautious. Pretty please?!

Now the instrument above could be a fantastic instrument. Or it could be awful. I’m not recommending it. I’m not NOT recommending it. Not publicly on my blog, anyway. Yes, I’m just that careful about what I write here.

But feel free to email me if you want to kNOw what I think about whether you should buy it or NOT. 😉