I play professionally on a Laubin oboe and am thinking of buying a second oboe by a different maker. It is essential that the instrument be made to play at A-440. Are there certain makes to avoid? I was thinking of trying a Mariguax or Rigautot [sic]. Also, are you familiar with oboes made by Josef, and if so what can you tell me about their instruments?

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