Oboe/Experts

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Joel Simon

U.S.
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Reed making, oboe technique, oboe adjustments. PLEASE NOTE, NO QUESTIONS ABOUT OBOE VINTAGE OR VALUE. THAT INCLUDES SERIAL NUMBERS, AGE OF INSTRUMENTS, AND HOW MUCH THEY MIGHT BE WORTH; AND THAT INCLUDES WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND SUCH INFORMATION. THESE QUESTIONS WILL BE REJECTED.

Hannah Selznick

U.S.
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I have the expertise to answer questions about all brands and models of oboes and English Horns. I will assist in providing information about the process of purchasing and selling an instrument. I know reputable oboe specialist repairmen to recommend. I give guidance on oboe and English Horn reeds. I offer guidance on maintenance and handling of oboes and English Horns and help owners troubleshoot instrument issues.

Geoffrey Bridge

Available
Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.

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2016-10-31 English horn:

Chalotte, thank you for your question. If your instructor gives the EH a thumb's up then it should be okay. Mirafone is not a brand that has a lot of appeal in the US. I understand you are in Australia

2016-10-08 oboe linton:

Hi Carmen    It is very hard to date some of these American made oboes form serial numbers.   I think from my researches that your instrument was made in the 1970s. The value of the Linton ZRS is also

2016-10-02 Gordet Italian Oboe:

Dear Carol    The Gordet oboes were imported, fixed and tuned by Ben Storch.   He did so from Germany made by Hans Kreul, from France by Malerne and and Italy made by Bulgheroni. The Italian models are

2016-09-21 buffet oboe octave vent right measurement:

Dear Marton    I think that the 1st octave vents are probably 25 thousands of an inch which in metric will be 0.55. This seems to be what they have sent you form the factory.    I experimented myself with

2016-09-10 Rigoutat EH Crook:

Hello!    If you are not able to get to an oboe shop to try and see options, my instinct would be to have you try the crooks of some other players in your area. If there are local professionals and community

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