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 Re: Schiller Oboe
Author: matt_lin18 
Date:   2017-05-04 10:26

I had the chance to try a few of these at a band convention. A general band store had a few of the Schiller oboes out for display, it was a full conservatory grenadilla model.

It was one of the few booths that carried an oboe, so I picked it up and played it. Honestly - not bad. I was pleasantly surprised. It played rather well, a nice feeling of resistance that's comparable to a Loree. The oboe was in tune and responsive, low notes speaked easily and it felt very stable. It was about $1800 I believe.

Of course, the first thing that came into mind is the long term mechanical stability of the instrument. The keywork looked okay, it fitted nice and tight. It was comfortable too, only complaint is that the left F key is a bit short and I missed it on several occasions while playing it.

There were some other oboes on display too, a grenadilla Yamaha 441 and some Fox student oboes. The Yamaha was much too resistant for me and not flexible enough. One of the Foxes was probably one of the worst oboes I have ever played - it was probably a dud as I hear a lot of good things about the Fox oboes. Very very stuffy, sound was small and had no projection at all.

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