Date: 2019-01-19 01:17
My late teacher's wife is looking for a new home for his oboe. He was a professional oboist, owned an instrument repair business for many years, repairing and serving instruments from all over the state of Arkansas and surrounding states.
His oboe is a Loree Royal, AK bore, NZ 01. I would like to buy it from her, and her and I are researching the price range for such an instrument. I'm looking to pay a fair price. She's said she'll be fine with whatever we come up with.
When he was no longer able to play due to his illness but was still repairing instruments, he readied his oboe to sell. I played it today, and I can see nothing wrong with it at all, and, to my ears, it played well and was mechanically as it should be.
Does anyone with first-hand knowledge of these things have a value range they'd put forward?