… brand new Rosewood Oboe, bright red with polished silver keys. A rather showy instrument. This has been checked and adjusted here, worked over by [name removed] and played for about 20 hours. It has all the standard keys you might expect on a premium oboe, EXCEPT for a split D key. The left hand F, low B Flat, Forked F resonance, Philadelphia key, and Third octave key make it an advanced quality oboe. These features are not usually available on oboes lower than $4000. The oboe has a semi-automatic octave system. For purpose of showing it off this instrument comes with matching earrings by [name removed]. It stands out among those black woodwinds. The tone is great, appearance a real looker, fine double case and all the usual trill keys we seldom use.

Yes. Really. Matching earrings! This just cracked me up, so I thought maybe some of you would get a kick out of it too.

As to the oboe itself … I’d be quite hesitant. I think it’s one of those “looks like a good oboe but probably isn’t” kind of things.


  1. patti with an i

    Pffffft. The earrings are just little dangling spheres of rosewood. I thought they’d be miniature rosewood oboes for sure!

    But now I know what my outfit for next week is missing…

  2. Well there you go … a bit of fashion advice for you, and I won’t charge a penny. 😉

    I’m looking forward to next week, and hearing you on the Mozart!