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 Re: best oboe to buy for a student
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-07-07 10:23

My thoughts...

Resin all the way...

She is 12 after all

I am happy with my resin Armstrong ward instrument. Has. All the keys

Fox 300 has all the keys too. And that would probably be my first choice.. Except for the cost compared to the Armstrong ward one. The fox 330 is missing one trill key that I use. Although few pieces need it. I haven't played them, but they get great reviews. If I could have bought one with a return policy.. This is what I would have bought. But I didn't want to part with money until I tried it.

The new foxes have a third octave key, which the older ones didn't. So quite desirable to get new. Despite what others say... I love my third octave key!

Howarth s40 are really nice.. But not resin! Lol

Do you see I have a bit of a beef there!?!

I just love the reliability of resin. And recommend all my students buy resin instruments (piccolos and clarinets and recorders.. I dont teach oboe. .. Buy my experience is students break wooden instruments.. Even if they are careful)

New versus used...

Well if u buy used.. U need to be prepared that u may lose the money... I have had scores and losses with used. Always hard to predict. And I am a knowledgeable buyer... I have had some that were money losers over the years. Not oboes yet... But I have only bought two used oboes.

Good luck with it!

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