Platz Wood Oboe Serial #P346


A beautiful, modified conservatory wood oboe, professionally serviced. Pads replaced, keys adjusted. Expertly pinned, hardly visible. Slight cork compression, functional. Minimal player wear, keys in great shape.  Modified conservatory design, split D key, F resonance key. Open, mellow sound, reliable intonation.


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This Platz modified conservatory wood oboe is in great condition. It has just come back from the shop where most of the pads were replaced and the keys were adjusted so it plays great. It has been professionally pinned about an inch down from the reed receiver. It is very difficult to see the pin unless you are holding it in the right light.  The repair work was very well done. The cork for the upper body joint tenon is slightly compressed and it does seal fine. All of the keys are in very good condition with little to no player wear. Please see pictures for details. The serial number on the oboe is “P346”.  The bell engraving reads “Platz Elkhart, Indiana”. This is a modified conservatory oboe so while it does not have all of the extra trill keys or the left-hand F key of a full conservatory oboe, it does have the split D key and the F resonance key.  Please see the photos for exact key work. It comes in a replacement case also in good used condition. No accessories are included. This oboe has an open, yet mellow sound and the intonation is good throughout the horn. It plays easily up and down the register.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 95%+ of the original key plating.
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 dents/dings).
The Bell: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
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: Platz Elkhart, Indiana (on the bell).
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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 13 × 8 in