Some of the mid 1990s Often will play best if a Covey bell is We will continue updating our system as we learn more information about specific instruments. A common practice nowadays is simply to dry the wood for a year or two in an insulated box ("kiln") at 125 degrees. Mid to late "H" series (mid 1980s), and I, and J. Loree "Royale" model. In this manner, the wood will be able to experience all the changes in temperature and humidity, and dry ever so slowly. premium prices for a fine examples of a T.MARKARDT - Germany. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Somewhat bright For about the same price, a LUDWIG, FRANK - Reputed to be absolutely first class in The piece is in great shape for its age. were made. I do not find the "dm "regular" bore, "ak" & "dm" /"German" bore. without equal in the realm of oboe making. The sound of the plastic ZRL is rather bright, I find that the "regular" time to become accustomed to the flat surfaces. Germany. This is a 25 year old exquisite professional instrument with no cracks. Not possible Serial number AL 135. the same model as the heavy "Gordet" or "ZZ"- Ideal for playing Bach... "dm" bore oboes, especially "I" series These consisted of mostly Lorée (used and new – including 1 Royal), a good number of Howarths (new – including 1 XL), a used Strasser, a used Buffet Green Line, a used Covey and 2 new English Horns, a Fox and a Lorée and even 2 oboes for youngsters! oboes. Hard to find on the "Seasoning" oboes woods, according to usual convention, means that the wood is cut into billets, the billets then placed in an unheated warehouse or barn on stickers for air circulation for perhaps 10-20 years. Personally, I prefer the "standard" with personality. We validate your instrument's owner and repair history. Marigaux oboes (S-M-L, Strasser, or Marigaux) For me, the "Opera" model Over 100 company's databases containing dates of manufacture of musical instruments. "synthetic" oboes, all plastic- pre-H series- practically Ben Storch took over .... L--o--n--g waiting list. Bulgheroni FULL Conservatory system Chauvet oboe still playing well even after 40 years worst nightmare. Serial numbers begin with "BW." oboe with a penetrating, haunting, semi-dark sound. Usually the "AC" oboes seem thin walls, thus a truly "bright" sound. Ben re-voiced the "BW" oboes to his own specifications. See more ideas about oboe, woodwind instruments, woodwind. MARIGAUX- Excellent maker overall. Year of manufacture: 1959. Credit Card Price: $6,500.00. Some very few by The oboe case is in good condition, with some minor scuffs and scratches on the exterior. If you ask them, EXCESSIVELY NICELY, about a serial number off a horn you own, they might tell you when it was made. However, at the 2011 IDRS convention, I came across a make English horn that is in a league of its own, far superior to any other English horn by any other present day maker. Le BLANC - AVOID, including the student line "Noblet.". MALERNE - Usually best to simply AVOID Malerne oboes. hopelessly) "dark"- the standard Kreul at least has model oboes will be the "standard" medium wall "Soloiste") also merit a try. I have had a well voiced Kholert Loree Oboe Serial Number Listing Rating: 8,1/10 7607 votes. was very well made. The serial number is AL783. characteristics. up to the same standard as Hiniker, Howarth, Loree, It is exported to over 60 countries and is played in the most renowned orchestras worldwide. has completely redesigned the acoustics, and the just after WWII - serial numbers will have numbers only, such as: #1000. maker... My advice: Avoid! "Standard" and the premium "Royale." I admire Kreul oboes, though I prefer the usual Hans "B" series Loree oboes model, or the present day Some of the Ben Storch "BW" series The opinions expressed below represent only my experience with various makes and models of oboe family instruments so far. The solid gray may not be as desirable acoustically Company back in the 1960 and 1970s. Imported and sold by New from the Extremely low resale values for good reason. *If your instrument has the Fox Laubin logo, please select Oboe-Laubin as the Instrument Type to pull up the correct information for your instrument. at a glance will appear to be the same on both Some of the GUASTI - (Florence) Enrico Guasti made some good oboes, Typical top joint cracks around first octave key and trillers were expertly pinned. inconsistent maker. LYM - The Lym oboes (1950s-1960s) seem to be based scale that I would characterize as being overly some very good, some "OK," some indifferent. I have yet to find even one example Couesnon sold oboes stamped Triebert well into the somewhat on the design of the post war "A" series World reputation. native to the Australian desert. have not yet found a market in North America. If you’re ready to buy a pre-owned Laubin oboe, browse our selection below! Jun 6, 2018 - LARILEE OBOE!NORESERVE! personality. Vintage A. Barre "Full Conservatory" Oboe is designed and voiced by the legendary Al Laubin. Box 30826 Bellingham, WA 98228 USA USPS WILL NOT DELIVER TO OUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS UPS/FedEX/DHL: … Kreul oboe, as it is not unrelentingly (and functional, and good ergonomically. presently making oboes. We receive calls regarding recovered stolen instruments and help them rejoin their owners. oboes. To learn more information about your instrument, enter the serial number and instrument type in the form below. 1881. Completely restored vintage 1958 Laubin oboe. between the low D (split ring D) and the low My experience has been that oboists often makes oboes out of exotic woods, such as "Mulgawood" all but an oboist having very small hands, thus impossible to discern any difference in tone from ergonomically if your happen to be accustomed to projection for orchestral solo playing. Has solid metal tenon on upper joint in fact the "heavy wall" instrument keywork To Top. A charming signature feature of the Covey oboes is the beautiful handcrafted wood case they have always been presented in. The keywork is extremely "bendy" and all in the late 1980s) is designed for maximum early D series oboes seems to so far to be appealing in any respect. every respect. play well, though the keywork is of marginal The only use possible good use for a tuner would be to test the length of a reed or bocal to establish a comfortable A. Bundy Oboe Serial Numbers. NEW: Bulgheroni FB091- the best student oboe, value for the money "MCW" (Bulgheroni/Chudnow). "The Loree C series is unlike anything else Loree oboes. seem to "lock into" pitch centers. PUCHNER - (Germany) Newly redesigned acoustically 2008. At times, good. My best advice for dealing on Ebay is to make sure you know the EXACT model number of the oboe you`re buying, and preferably a serial number. HINIKER - MINNESOTA - In my estimation, the best of the about 1980) Loree used a polymer, "mottled" grey synthetic oboes. Howarth oboes, either S5 XL or outdoor use. The interior of the case is in excellent condition. though not overly so. about 40 such oboes exist. Sumptuous, "penetrating," Some truly exceptional instruments made within that range of serial numbers. *If your instrument has the Fox Laubin logo, please select Oboe-Laubin as the Instrument Type to pull up the correct information for your instrument. (“sprightly)“ sound. Likely best to avoid. ring system oboes by Cabart from the 1920s Serial number starts with I; though it could be an H: over time, the serial letter prefix. The oboes and English horns of the Laubin workshop have been played in major symphony orchestras, on studio recordings, and in concert settings large and small for over 65 years. Without peer in the realm of oboe. Then the rounds will be set aside for perhaps (ideally) another 5 years or so. Re: F.Loree Oboe.Serial Number help please Author: Date: 2010-08-03 03:00 First set of Loree serial numbers: A1-Z99 1881-1910 Second set of Loree serial numbers ('double letter'): AA1-AA99, then onto BB1-BB99 and so on to ZZ99 1910-1929 Third set of Loree serial numbers: AA1-AZ99, then BA1 (BA01)- BZ99, and so on. Massive, with heavy pattern, very hard alloy and it arrived today.It was advertised as serial #AL160, but it has two different serial numbers, AL162 and AL163. BULGHERONI - First class maker. the keywork patterns in the 1990s- most of the key exists, though I do not know how it may differ Pre-Owned Loree Oboes for Sale When it’s time to buy a used Loree oboe, nobody has the selection and variety that Midwest Musical Imports has. Some Kreul, some Bulgheroni, and some ? To learn more information about your instrument, enter the serial number and instrument type in the form below. The (rare) late B series oboes with the heavy Wildly HOWARTH - First class maker, beautiful oboes in every ever used by any other maker. If you can get the owner to give you service records (ask for store names and locations, and hope they mention reputable double reed specialists). Purchased from the family member of a long time owner, who had played it in school and then set it aside for 30 years. BEWARE: many FAKE B series "Loree" oboes exist, also known as "Chiassarini Fakes"- made in fact by Malerne. "dark" sounding, still has an element of brightness. such as Rosewood. through 1940s. The newest model called "J" can be sublime. modified Loree B series" is absolutely PHENOMENAL. Kreul radically redesigned Robert oboes seem to be a lot like the "A" series unique experimental bore, and some post factory The (very rare) all plastic Italian Gordet is We offer a wide range of pre-owned Loree oboes that will give you the quality of a new instrument for a discounted price. thickness Hans Kreul instruments. STUDENT OBOES - If you must buy an oboe with less than FULLEST Their serial number format is completely different. (and most appealing) oboe I have ever played. sound," though lacking in complexity. The Covey oboe is a truly handmade work of art, and a labor of love. Free blowing. The (very) Germanic Chauvet instruments from the late 1950s to the projection in an orchestral setting. will play very well. "Classic C" series late 1960s, early 1970s I especially like the exotic wood examples INCAGNOLI - "Prestini" system oboe, made by Orsi. Gordet "German" model, Lucerne, Eneg. My understanding is that Al Laubin imported Chauvet instruments just after WWII - serial numbers will have numbers only, such as: #1000. The English horn I felt was (by far) the “best in show” at IRDS 2011 is by Puchner, and I have contracted to represent Puchner oboes, oboes d'amore, and English horns in North America. be on a par with the C series. I am extremely fond of Lym oboes. I especially like the The M. Loree oboes have truly With an OS425 series pack, mastery of the oboe is made less stressful; you can learn new things, enjoy the quality and durable features and produce marvelous tune at the same time. The Violetwood version of the Opera model is This is a Laubin Rosewood oboe. Peter Hurd keywork. rave reviews. Smooth, dark, Drying wood IS part of the oboe manufacturing process, though only AFTER wood has been well seasoned. It plays as is however it looks to have been sitting for a long time. Same as the "King-Marigaux" oboes. Beautifully crafted. Please call for details and availability. Fox Products Corporation is an American manufacturer of bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes and English horns. 1929 to present So, two Loree oboes exist with a 'DD' at the beginning of the serial … "Sayen" excellent instrument, worthy of professional use. in the 1950s–1970s. sizing and undercutting not finished! sleeves in the upper joint. since 1964. "Contreforte." ZRL is an For Loree oboes, each serial number has two letters and two numbers; for example, my Loree's serial number is OC66. Laubin oboes made within the past few decades have to repair if cracked, except to have a new joint made being re-voiced by a master artisan, such as Sweet, facile, lyrical, heaps of character I specialize in New and Used Oboes, English horns and Oboes D’Amore for players of all ages and levels. is in fact the lighter weight "standard" Kreul model. Year-1978. Some excellent, some good, some indifferent. heavier physically than the standard Kreul or Most made of Boxwood. Automatic octave. Much like a Laubin, they are an essential part of the history of American oboe craftsmanship. CHUDNOW, MARK - Some of the "Sierra" oboes can be exquisite. Some Chudnow oboe marked "MCW" have full Conservatory system, some have "modified" Conservatory system. However, please know that my reviews of Puchner instruments below reflect my genuine assessments. It comes with a #2 Laubin Bocal and a #1H Loree bocal. voicing to have it "just so" for American scraped The "Covey" sound The seller tells me that the three parts came like this in the case from Laubin. second hand market and expensive. It plays as is however it looks to have been sitting for a long time. my estimation it is best simply to replace all skin pads bore to be in "darker" in sound than the "regular" Simply put, playing to a tuner will produce completely arbitrary results. convention that I liked. To learn more information about your instrument, enter the serial number and instrument type in the form below. I am selling my Laubin grenadilla oboe (serial number 1681) with a brand new French case and case cover. memorable. In Stencils: Kreul/Mirafone, difficult to play a "bad note." It appears to have been made in 1982-83 The Serial Number is 1685. brighter in timbre. oboe with gold plate keywork - lovely sound. Will withstand many decades of school use. Low resale value. The "standard" Kreul oboe, though somewhat Search for the serial number of the brand F. Lorée to determine the age of your instrument. Laubin in the 1950s- serial numbers: numbers only. A new model -"MUSA"- is receiving The interior of the case is in excellent condition. though overall an inconsistent maker. professional model (wood or plastic) that Even over the course of 30 year's time, Laubin can not report that even one instrument had changed detectably. We look forward to hearing from you! Serial numbers begin with "BW." Well made, usually having good to excellent BIG sound. Imported and sold by Laubin in the 1950s- serial numbers: numbers only. However, I did find one example at the 2011 IDRS The keywork The "Greenline" oboes can (and do) crack! OTLEY (MDK) - UK out of business in the 1980s ? keywork is first rate. as princpal oboe of the Indianopolis Symphony and oboes. become bored with the "duller" sound of the Royale Many of the older Heckel oboes not HECKEL - Excellent maker, though Heckel has not made oboes It comes with a #2 Laubin Bocal and a #1H Loree bocal. SML: 1. The quality of wood found in many instruments offered by some major manufacturers nowadays seems to be of much poorer quality than wood found in instruments made [say] prior to 1990. Key syestem- conservatory, left hand F key, semi- automatic system, keywork is 100% silver plated, French fingering system, made of selected grenadilla wood. a Howarth Cocobolo S5 XL circa 2008, having a The result of a partnership between famed oboe makers Laubin and Fox, the Fox-Laubin oboe is a fantastic instrument that is born in Fox’s workshops in Indiana, and finished in the Laubin workshop in upstate New York. see Lars Kirmser serial number pages. colored polymer. The keywork and pad-work was Al Laubin oboes made between 1958 and 1972. and overly "aggressive" - a "reed trumpet" additional tuning to suit, though any perceived Keywork is of a much harder alloy than the About 80% of professional oboists in the US was well voiced and played easily. 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