This brand new H.A. Vas Dias boxwood baroque oboe is tuned to A=440 for modern players, and period players called to work with a modern ensemble.
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=440.
The body is made of boxwood finished in sweet almond oil. There are two plugged repairs on the bell, made by Mr. Vas Dias. They replace two small areas that had knots in the wood that he felt deserved this extra treatment. The price is $100 off the normal $2,000 price for this reason. Tenon ends are hand wrapped. 2 handmade brass keys.
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.