Date: 2023-02-27 05:56
Well, I really don't have any experience looking at "cracked oboes," and have no idea if what I'm seeing is a crack or possibly a repaired crack. I bought this used, it still plays exactly as it always has, and I never looked at it this closely before. So, next question is, does a "repaired crack" have a particular appearance? It actually does look like it might have had super glue on it at one point, but when I bought it, I took it to my teacher (EXCELLENT repair guy) and he did not mention anything like that. He found the left Eb key was slightly bent, said, "Oh I bet that's why they sold it," and announced he would gladly perform on it.
(Teacher since moved, and there is no one within driving distance who is an expert whom I could ask.)