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 Re: best oboe to buy for a student
Author: tgenns 
Date:   2017-07-07 06:36

First, if she has a private oboe teacher, make sure to include them in the process. I would highly recommend that you do not by any used instrument without having an experienced oboe player / teacher try it. You can get a good used instrument for less money, but you need to be careful. Like used cars, they should be checked by an expert before purchasing. Also, even with a new instrument, it is a good idea to have an experienced oboe player / teacher play test if for you before you purchase it. Do not buy any instrument that does not have a trial period.

From what you said above, I think you should consider buying a high quality intermediate to advanced student level oboe. The price range for a new intermediate student oboe is $2500 - $4000 American currency. The price range for a new advanced student level oboe is $4000 - $6000 American currency.

For a plastic oboe, I recommend a Fox Renard 330 for an intermediate student oboe, and I recommend the Fox 300 for an advanced student oboe. For a wood oboe I recommend the Howarth S40C for an intermediate student oboe and the Howarth S50C for an advanced student / entry professional oboe.

The above intermediate oboes have all your essentials keys except for the split D key, which is used for the D#-E trill. The above advanced oboes have all of your essential keys. The left hand F key is essential IMO. I do not consider the third octave key as an essential key.

To simplify your decision, I recommend deciding on a price range and then whether you want wood or plastic. Try out a few and then buy the one you like the best.

Hope this helps.

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