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 Re: New oboe!!!
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-05-27 02:35

These oboes are based on an early 1900s Loree oboe which was the basis for oboes made by the British makers Louis, B&H, Howarth and Ward&Winterbourne oboes. The design is very much like the B&H Imperial oboe and especially the Ward&Winterbourne oboes which picked up where B&H left off.

B&H made the Regent (basic plastic thumbplate system), the Emperor (intermediate level wooden thumbplate, con or dual) and Imperial (marketed as their pro model, but later ones weren't really that much better than Emperors). Earlier Imperial oboes were much better than the later ones and were still being played by some pros well into the 2000s (who changed to Howarth XLs).

Louis as a company ceased in the '40s and several former Louis workers formed Howarth in the late '40s picking up the baton from Louis. The name Louis was bought by B&H who stamped it on all manner of imports - some good (Malerne-made Louis Artist models) but mostly Italian imports (beginner level thumbplate models).

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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