This Loree grenadilla wood oboe was made in 1971. It has the classic sweeter 1970’s tone, and very good intonation.
Brian Charles fully overhauled and play-tested this oboe here in our shop and it’s ready to perform in every way. This is a perfect upgrade to take someone into college or community orchestra.
The grenadilla wood body is in excellent condition with no cracks. Significantly less than usual wear – the wood looks great, inside and out. It’s just been fully oiled with sweet almond oil.
The full conservatory, full plateau silver plated keywork system is in excellent condition with standard signs of light wear.
This oboe is the Tabuteau model, which are hard to find these days. Tabuteau preferred his oboes without the F resonance key and the low Bb resonance key and this one was made without those tone holes and key assemblies. As a side note, when Brian studied with Harold Gomberg, a student of Tabuteau and long time first oboist of the NY Philharmonic, he was required to have the 2 resonance holes filled in with cork so the instrument he played would be, in essence, a Tabuteau model.
Features include left hand F, low Bb, banana key, split d key, and both trill keys.
A brand new ProTec case is included.