This brand new H.A. Vas Dias baroque oboe is an exact reproduction of one made by Thomas Stanesby, Sr., c. 1700. Mr Vas Dias viewed and measured the original at the Hamamatsu City Museum, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, Ex Rosenbaum Collection.
Mr. Vas Dias is now in his late 90’s (and going strong). How many more of these will be made? We don’t know.
It’s a gorgeous work of art and an easy playing instrument. This oboe is supplied with a handmade Vas Dias reed which was made for this instrument. It is pitched at A=415.
The body is made of grenadilla finished in sweet almond oil. Tenon ends are hand wrapped. 3 silver keys and 3 (synthetic) ivory rings.
There are very few of these hand made, museum quality instruments available.
A handmade Vas Dias reed, fingering chart, and information/care page are included. The plush drawstring bag is handmade for this instrument by Mrs. Vas Dias.