Oboe. Pearwood. In two pieces: integrated bell and body joint with short detachable barrel; string lapped tenon. Nickel keys with stuffed leather pads. Metal-lined/bushed tone holes. Modified Boehm system fingering. Five ring keys. Unusually wide bore and heavy keywork.
overall: 520 x 45 x 45 mm

This oboe was formerly owned by Antoine Lavigne, principle oboist of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, who preferred the Boehm system oboe because of its more logical fingering and spent much time working to perfect it. Ultimately, the Boehm system oboe was never widely used in Britain because of its reedy tone.

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