Date: 2020-01-03 05:44
Hello, I am hoping someone might be able to help me. Back in middle school/high school, I was a pretty "serious" (as serious as one can be at age 14) oboe player. An oboist from a local symphony orchestra was getting a new oboe and somehow we managed to snag his old one for me to use, replacing the plastic thing I had been playing. I cannot for the life of me find anything that identifies it so I can get an estimate on value.
I know Selmers are not generally regarded as great oboes.
I even called Selmer and they were like "Uhhhhh....we can't find that number in our records." Anyway, i got it in the mid 1980s, and I assumed it would be from the 80's or maybe 70's but who knows.
The only marks I see on it are on the bell, where there is the Selmer USA logo. On the back of the bell, at the top, it says "F6990" and that is it. Those are the asbsolute only identifying marks.
Google, Reverb, eBay, the internet in general turn up NOTHING. It's like it never existed.
Can anyone help? I would appreciate it so much. I really really don't want to sell it, but things are pretty dire, financially, and I want to know what it's worth, if anything.
Post Edited (2020-01-03 05:56)