Made in 1954 and plays with smooth richness and a nice centered sound. Do Laubins ever get old?
This instrument is oiled, cleaned, and it’s ready to play.
The grenadilla wood body is in very good condition. The bell crack is small and repaired long ago. The top joint crack required pins, and seems to be very stable and well repaired, also long ago.
The almost full conservatory, full plateau silver plated keywork system is in clean, excellent condition. It has very good condition pads throughout.
This oboe features all the expected pro keys, but it does not have side F. It appears that one was anticipated but never installed. It does have the F resonance key, low Bb, banana key, split d, and both trill keys.
The classic hard shell case is in excellent condition with a minimum of wear.