Date: 2012-11-30 21:50
I've been looking around for used/new oboes to buy on eBay, I know, it's somewhat of a sin, but the reason I've been looking on eBay is because I only have a $600 limit.
With that being said, it's difficult to find a half-decent oboe for that price. But, I found a Ravel oboe for a decent price, and it has the standard conservatory fingering system, along with the low Bb, F resonance, 3rd octave key, and left F key. But, reviews for this oboe are practically non-existent, and I am concerned about spending my money on an oboe that seems to be of good quality, but may be deceptive.
My other choice is a Selmer Signet 123F Oboe for the same price, which also looks to be of good quality, but if the other oboe is decent I'd rather get it.
Thanks in advance!