Date: 2021-05-16 23:26
I recommend that you find a teacher first. The teacher will make recommendations for you and may even know of other available instruments. If you don't plan to take lessons, then I recommend that you do not take up the oboe because you will quit in 6 months. Flute and oboe are about as opposite as can be when it comes to woodwinds.
I also do not recommend an open-holed instrument. Your progress will be slow and your frustration will be high. Do not purchase anything until you see a teacher first.
Bay Area, California