This C model Loree English horn was picked at the factory and has been a single owner instrument since it was new in 1977. It has a nice, even light tone. Intonation is solid.
Brian hand cleaned, key and wood oiled, fully adjusted, and play tested this English horn here in our shop and it’s ready to play in every way. A few new pads and bumpers were added, bocals recorked, and not much else was needed.
The grenadilla wood body is in excellent condition with no cracks. There are exterior scuffs as would be expected. Years ago, a swab was removed from the bore and the tool left behind scratches and light gouges in a confined area of the upper joint interior bore. It won’t get any worse, and seems to have little or no impact on playability. A photo from the reed side of the bore is included in the additional photos.
The full conservatory, full plateau silver plated keywork system is in clean, shiny, excellent condition.
This oboe features F resonance key, banana key, split D, and both trill keys.
The original Loree double case and the fitted shearling lined case cover are both in excellent condition.