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 Re: Bundy
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2017-12-28 00:54

Hello Beatrice. About a year ago now I purchased a plastic Bundy English Thumb Plate Oboe off Ebay. I always regretted trading in my original Bundy Oboe and have since been wondering where I could get another one. You will see a lot of Bundy Conservatoire System Oboes for sale on Ebay , wood and plastic and almost always without the low Bb. Chris Pergagh also posts here now and again and he says that the wooden Bundys are not all that good. I already had a Howarth S2 TP Oboe which is almost 63 years old and plays nicely. I sold my Howarth Dual System s55C because the excessive mechanism on the modern Oboe was proving too heavy for me (They have excessive 'leverage ' weight beyond the RH thumb). The S2 is lighter but the plastic Bundy that I also now have is even lighter. Anyway , I decided to get the Bundy (cost me $Aus 395 plus postage from England) and when it arrived I was delighted with how good a condition it was in. It looked almost new. It also , after a few minor adjustments , played nicely. In fact , I'm still delighted with how good it plays and sounds. I got lucky with this one considering it being a purchase off Ebay. It's certainly not a top quality instrument but I've used it in my local Chamber Orchestra group (amateur) and also in Xmas concerts over the last few weeks and everyone seems pleased with how it sounds. Of course I make sure my reeds are free 'blowing' and I"m an experienced player anyway. *Note , The plastic Bundy Thumb Plate Oboe has the low Bb and was made for the British market. It doesn't have the RH c-d trill key.


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