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 Re: What sort of oboe do you play and why
Author: PaulNorway 
Date:   2017-10-13 18:46

I play a Mönnig 155AM oboe and a Mönnig 180D English horn. I also have a full automatic Dupin classic that I really should sell because I don't have time to play on it...

"why" is always a good question. Well... at the time I had saved enough money to buy a new english horn Ludwig Frank held a instrument exhibition at the Norwegian music academy. So I tested every english horn he brought. Rigoutat, Marigaux, the complete Mönnig lineup and Lorée. I do not like Lorée oboes (and I have tested many) but the english horns are decent. The one horn that I enjoyed playing most was the 180D. I asked my teacher to try it, and he described it as "I cannot find anything wrong with it" and that translates to "yes, buy it". and then the local testing startet. Took 2 hours to pick out the two I now use.

Just before christmas I sold my old apartment (and bought a new one) and because I earned more on selling my old apartment than the bank guessed I would, I had some money to spend on a new oboe. I have never owned a new oboe as all my previous have had at least one owner before me. Perfect timing as mr Frank was at the music academy again. This time I spent 2 days before going for my new oboe. Testing all different Mönnigs (also the maple one and I almost bought one), Ludwig Franks own oboes and a bunch of Marigauxs. I can't explain why I chose the one I did, but it felt right. I could pick it out in a blind test, and again my teacher described it as "there is nothing wrong with it". Stamp of approval, here are the money.

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