Instruments for Sale

Last Updated 30/05/22


Used Oboes:

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  • BUNDY – made by the Selmer Company in the USA. Plastic bodied with silver plated keys. Covered hole, thumb-plate system. Plays very easily and in lovely condition – £600
  • BUFFET – This is their 4121 model in very good condition. Buffets are an ideal starter instrument that will take a player to grade 5 or 6 and have the advantage of small ‘vent’ holes, in the centre of the finger-plates of the left hand, preparing students for their next, more advanced, oboe – £650
  • WARD & WINTERBOURNE TW3 – a very fine example of their best selling ring system model, aimed at the intermediate player – £800
  • WARD & WINTERBOURNE TW3a – this is their covered-plate intermediate model (very similar to the Howarth S20) aimed at taking students through to grade eight. This one is in excellent condition and plays with a good even tone throughout the range. – £1200
  • WARD & WINTERBOURNE TW5 – one of their less common ‘full Gillet’ professional models. There is some wear on the silver-plate, however this is a lovely oboe at a very realistic price – S O L D
  • HOWARTH S20 – An early one but in wonderful condition – £1500
  • BUFFET ACADEMY A lovely full Gillet ‘graduate’ model in excellent order – £2000
  • RIGOUTAT RIEC – This is a fine example of their ‘graduate model with thumb-plate, third-octave and left-hand-F. The RIEC is the same acoustics as their professional model, but with machine finished (rather than hand finished) key-work. It has everything that the professional model has with the exception of the left-hand D# to E trill mechanism – £2500
  • MARIGAUX 901 – Perhaps the best selling professional oboe ever. This one is dated from the late ’80s a time regarded by many as Marigaux’s ‘golden period’. I have been looking after this oboe for around 30 years and it plays beautifully. A few years ago many of the finger-plates were re-silvered, and now a few other pieces of key-work are showing signs of wear. Non of this affects the way that it plays or feels in the hands, which is superb! – £2750
  • RIGOUTAT CLASSIQUE – A very lovely original oboe as used by many of the finest soloists in the world. Although about 35 years old, this has been used with care and regularly maintained. It is in beautiful condition and a very fine example of this model. – £2800
  • HOWARTH S5  – Howarth’s flagship model for so many years and still favoured by some for its ease of playing and for being lighter in weight that most of their contemporary models. This has just had an extensive service and is playing as it should. A beautiful looking oboe, now in excellent order – £3000
  • HOWARTH XL – A late 90’s one, but hardly used over the last ten years. A beautiful oboe being sold on behalf of its original owner who cared for it impeccably – £4000

Used Cors Anglais

  • CABART – made when Cabart made high quality professional instruments. This one is a dual system open hole (only two) cor in nice playing order – S O L D
  • RIGOUTAT – This is their professional cor that has always been respected for its ease of playing and lighter sound. This had a new top joint at the Rigoutat factory just before they were sold to Buffet. – £4000