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 Re: Barrington oboes?
Author: WoodwindOz 
Date:   2014-05-14 04:37

I personally believe you are often better off buying a second hand known brand (assuming it is not completely dead) than a new Chinese oboe.

Even a Selmer probably has better quality keywork than a Barrington. Try looking for older Gordet/Kreul, Cabart, Yamaha, etc. I learnt on a 1960s Cabart that I paid $300 for, and it was a lovely little oboe. Older Selmer 101/102/104 often have close to full keywork and can be found in reasonable condition for under $1000.

Take a secondhand oboe to a repair person before you commit to buy to make sure it doesn't need more money spent on it than you paid for it.

Rachel

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