Description: Oboe - F. Loree oboe
F. Loree oboe serial # CP06, in excellent condition. There are no cracks in the wood anywhere. Has left hand F lever, trills, and no F resonance. Professionally serviced in April of 2006 by Juan Novo, renowned woodwind specialist. All the tarnish was removed from the mechanism and joint rings; the wood was cleaned and oiled; the mechanism was regulated, adjusted, and oiled for maximum performance and accuracy of intonation. Very clean throughout. Plays beautifully.
In addition, this oboe has been customized. The key corks on all the friction points of the mechanism were removed, a tiny hole was drilled in all these locations, and then tiny teflon inserts (the same inserts used at the tip of the adjusting screws) were installed in their place. As a result, the mechanism has a very smooth and fluid feel to it and will stay in adjustment longer since there are no key corks to wear out or fall off. The cost of this custom work alone runs between $ 300.00 and $ 350.00. An excellent instrument for the advanced player.
A one year warranty on workmanship is included with this oboe, just like on a brand new instrument. In addition, you can send the instrument to us for cleaning and minor adjustments at no cost to you (except shipping) during the first year after purchase. After the year is over, normal repair charges will apply.
The original Loree case with purple lining, which is included, has well functioning hinges and clasps. It is in great condition. A soft black leather case cover is also included. Although the two handles of the cover are a bit worn at the center, the cover itself - front and back - is in excellent condition. The cover has a good strong zipper which works very well. It also has one exterior zippered storage space for accessories & reed tools.
The oboe comes with the following additional items:
- Reed case (3 reeds)
- Loree grease container
- Two protective end caps
- Miscellaneous reed making tools:1 reed knife, 1 cutting block, and 1 reed mandrel.