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 Re: beginner oboe trials (and question)
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-06-30 18:28

"Redwood" is a vague term for any wood that has a red look to it and could be anything from any type of rosewood, mopane or mahogany or any other tropical hardwood that's red in colour. There are plenty of Chinese clarinets and piccolos being made from this 'redwood' as well - fortunately I haven't had to deal with any of them so far, but will definitely publish my findings in due course once one happens to darken my workbench.

As for "rendering it almost useless for playing in an orchestra or band because of lack of projection", well that depends on the type of wood and the instrument itself as there have been many great oboes (and cors and d'amores) made from rosewoods which may be less dense than grenadilla, but have plenty of projection and are regularly used in orchestras and bands. I have no problem with my kingwood oboe being played in a band or orchestral setting unless the brass players have no sense of volume control.

The biggest problem with brand new wooden instruments of dubious quality is how well the wood has been seasoned and how well it's been machined and finished. I can't say I have any faith in anything like this.


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