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 Re: Ravel Oboe - To buy or not to buy?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2012-12-01 04:56

Although the Selmer USA oboes aren't blessed with the greatest looking keywork, they are built well and are reliable. I've got a plastic 104 (Selmer Signet Soloist) as my outdoor instrument which does the job very well and is also full Gillet conservatoire system (which I've modified to bring it up to UK spec).

If you do go for any Selmer USA oboe, I think you're far better off going with the plastic bodied ones over the wooden ones anyday (ie. go for the 104 over the 101) - all the wooden ones I've seen had warped joints which you won't get with plastic and the toneholes on plastic ones don't have imperfections in them that haven't been dealt with.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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WoodwindOz 2012-12-01 04:37 
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Chris P 2012-12-01 04:56 
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ptarmiganfeather 2012-12-03 06:26 
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