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 Vintage Oboe Questions
Author: adeluca 
Date:   2021-03-14 01:01

Hello All: I recently acquired this oboe from a seller in Germany, for use as a prop in a historical film. The seller indicated that the instrument was most likely from the late 19th century, but he wasn't entirely sure. The bell is not removable (by design, I believe), and there is a hairline crack in the upper joint, but it's otherwise mechanically sound. The pads are shot.

The sole marking on the back is "Carl Gottlob Schuster Markneukirchen". Does anyone have any insights about this instrument? I'd consider bringing it back to full playing condition if the instrument had some intrinsic value.


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 Re: Vintage Oboe Questions
Author: razafu 
Date:   2021-03-14 01:36

Although I cannot help identifying the horn, I most definitely would be interested in acquiring it from you for some parts I need. If you ever consider selling it, please let me know!

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 Re: Vintage Oboe Questions
Author: Joop 
Date:   2021-03-15 15:18

I ' ve never heard of this brand.
It could also just be the re-sellers name, as also violins and brass instruments show up if I do a search on the name.
I found an oboe with this name on internet that seems to be of the same "generation' of instruments as my Berthold und Sohne instrument (± 1870).

Leo Duarte has some of these instruments on his site: https://www.leoduarte.co.uk/collection/index.php?categories=Romantic

Getting all keys to properly close might be quite tricky as there are no screws to adjust, so the pads will have to be adapted in thickness to get in instrument to close properly.
I am still experimenting to find the reed setup (staple & length/width) i would need to have it play in tune.

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