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Laubin oboes are made by hand, using the same tools and machines used to make oboes for a century. They are made one at a time, and the parts are individually hand-fit. This results in a very high level of precision and reliability, which remains unmatched by instruments made with computer-controlled milling machines and standardized parts. The wood is aged for at least ten years. The keys are heavily silver-plated and hand-burnished for beauty and durability. A plastic resin sleeve in the upper joint helps to prevent cracking and increase the life span of the oboe. The bore, undercutting, and tone-hole placement have been perfected over eight decades. Our goal is to make your life as a musician easier; rather than worry about the instrument, you can focus your attention on the music.
$120 per hour
Shipping: Instruments are shipped fully insured, with two day or overnight delivery to most locations.
New York State residents add 7.375% sales tax.
Prices are subject to change without notice.