This brand new H.A. Vas Dias Kingwood 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=415.
The body is made of gorgeous kingwood finished in sweet almond oil. 3 synthetic ivory rings. 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.