This F. Lorée wood oboe is in excellent condition and is a beautiful Parisian made instrument. There is little to no player wear on the keys. There is evidence of two grain cracks going about halfway up the bell that have been repaired. It has just come back from the shop where it was adjusted so it plays great. The serial number looks to be “20” although with this brand name it is uncertain if that is actually the serial number or a model number. The engraving on the bell and at the top of both body joints reads “F. Lorée Paris”. This oboe has the split D key, the F resonance key and it does have the left-hand F key. Please see the photos for exact key work. It comes in a new ProTec replacement case. No accessories are included. The intonation is good throughout the horn and it plays easily up and down the register. F. Lorée oboes have been a favorite of American professional oboe players for decades. This instrument has the iconic Lorée sound that makes it such a dominant name brand among oboe aficionados.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 95%+ of the original key plating remains.
The Body: The body is wood.
Condition of the Tenons: Very light general wear.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dings).
The Bell: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of repair).
Pad Condition: The pads are in good used condition.
The Accessories: No reed, neck strap or other accessories are included.
The Stand: Not included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: F. Lorée Paris (on the bell and the top of both body joints).
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