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 Re: Oboe hand sizes
Author: ckoboe777 
Date:   2017-09-05 20:05


> If you buy gloves you get a size to fit, buy a bike you get one
> that fits. You buy clothes that fit. But oboes you get put in
> the same thing or you go to a different brand.

Changing key placement/ size can make it necessary to move tone holes, which makes everything a lot more complicated and inconsistent.

> Surely it's not to hard to have 3 key sets the suit different
> hand sizes and they could even be swap over if need be it could
> be a new market for the makers.

Most oboe makers (even Loree or Marigaux) don't make anymore than a little over a thousand oboes each year. Being relatively small businesses with small outputs, standardizing three different key sets wouldn't be so easy, both logistically and technically. If they were much bigger businesses, it might be worth it...

-ckoboe

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