For sale: Loree oboe, AK Bore, serial # RJ XX. I bought this oboe new in 2008- from Carlos Coelho – and played it as my primary oboe for two years. Since then it has been a reliable back-up instrument. I keep it well maintained, because oboes are unreliable beasts. My back-up oboes don’t sit in a closet, they travel with me to gigs and teaching and are always ready to be pressed into use.
RJ did crack, extensively, the first year that I had it. But since being pinned and inserted by Carlos Coelho, those cracks have been perfectly stable and trouble-free. It was fully serviced about a year ago by the great Sue Shockey, and is working beautifully.
This Loree is slim and agile. It has a dark sound, but is beautifully flexible – I can make it bright, make it dark, make it sing or shout. The scale is even and the high register leaps out strongly and proudly. It plays in tune. I have loved it for years.
Selling to buy a new instrument. Asking $5000 or best offer. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-450-4581.