Here you will find name brand cheap oboes for sale online. You can finally find the perfect instrument at the right price for your budget.
Robert G. Ingersoll—a German author during the 1800’s—once said, “Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.”
Purchasing an instrument to master is a noble and therapeutic act. You are opening a door to untamed beauty. You can find cheap oboes for sale without compromising the standards of quality you expect if you understand how to shop.
Four oboe categories are important to understand:
1. Student: an excellent start. Student models are made of granadilla wood or plastic.
2. Intermediate: higher quality for players who understand the fundamentals of good playing.
3. Professional: designed for the professional player and a favorite among serious students.
4. Artisan: generally hand-crafted and made for the advanced professional player. As you might already have realized, purchasing an oboe involves considering the musician’s age and level of skill. Finding cheap oboes for sale will be relative to brands and how much you are willing to spend based on which category the player falls into.
Oboes are most often made of high quality plastics (occasional under $100, but usually $300 and up) or granadilla wood (from $2,500 up). Plastic models are made of plastic resin. They are durable and highly stable, require less maintenance, and are not open to cracking.
Respected professional manufacturers offer models in plastic or plastic upper joint instead of traditional granadilla wood. The upper joint is most prone to cracking, but makes these models very advantageous.
When it comes to sound quality, dedicated people with recommend a granadilla wood oboe. They cost more and are much more delicate, but their sound cannot be beat. If you fall into the professional or artisan categories, a granadilla wood model is a perfect purchase.
Remember: you can find a bargain on a student, intermediate, or professional oboe; cheap oboes for sale can be found locally or online. You can now get that special oboe that will give you musical enjoyment for years to come.