Posting ID : A1068510798
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Musical Instruments By Owner
Vintage Selmer oboe for sale. Grenadilla wood body. Purchased as new in 1972. My teacher, John Renzi, who was principal oboist for the U.S. Marine Band, the official White House band, recommended this model. I was an advanced student at the time. Played it for one year in high school, another year in college. Then it sat unused for decades. In good condition. New list price for the same model is $4,510. This oboe has one pinned crack that occurred in 1972, when the oboe was new. The man who repaired it said the crack would actually help to stabilize the oboe, and that it would probably never crack again. He was right. The instrument still has a rich tone that you don't get out of today's plastic oboes. Mechanically sound. $2,000 or best offer. Good quality affordable instrument for an advanced student.