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Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2018-11-17 03:09

As a private oboe teacher, I strongly recommend that she/you do not purchase an instrument from WWBW.

Is your daughter an oboe player already? If not, then I recommend that you do not buy an instrument until you get a private teacher for your daughter. If she already plays, then you should ask her teacher for recommendations based on her age, level of ability, and your budget. If she has no private teacher, then get a teacher first before thinking about buying an instrument.

If your daughter is an adult and spending her own money, I have to ask why she wants to buy from WWBW? The decision about which brand and model of oboe to buy is a personal decision based on playing a number of different brands and models before buying, and one cannot play on the instruments from WWBW. After deciding which brand and model the player likes, it is important to play on several instruments because each one feels slightly different.

WWBW is a good resource ONLY for schools who want to pay the lowest cost for an instrument and do not care what the instrument plays like.

In any case, the solution is the same: get a private teacher first, then get an instrument second.

If your daughter is an adult who already plays, I STILL do not recommend buying from WWBW. If you are in the US, I recommend Hannah's Oboes, who will send you trial instruments to play on before deciding. A lightly used instrument provides the best quality for the dollar because the depreciation has already happened. An instrument under five years old still feels new, and you can often get a better quality used instrument for the same price that you would pay for a lesser model new instrument.

Bay Area, California

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