Buffet Crampon Virtuose Oboe with Howarth Thumbplate

The Buffet Crampon Virtuose model oboe is a professional model for advanced players. Designed and manufactured in their French workshops, the Virtuose model is hand finished to the highest standards. 

Unlike other professional model oboes, the Virtuose only has two joints. The longer length top joint facilitates a seamless stream of air through the instrument, producing a vibrant sound. The top joint is partially lined with Greenline (composite Grenadilla wood) inserts to prevent cracking.

Specification:
  • Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Greenline (composite Grenadilla wood) lined top joint
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Full conservatoire system keywork
  • Semi-automatic octaves
  • 3rd octave key (situated above the 1st octave key)
  • Instrument is supplied with 2 different bell joints
  • C to D trill keys x 2 (lower and upper)   
  • C to C# trill key   
  • Forked F vent   
  • Ab to Bb and Ab to A trill keys   
  • Low C to C# trill key ("Banana key")   
  • Eb to E trill key   
  • Articulated C# mechanism   
  • Low Bb vent   
  • Metal capped tenon sockets
  • All necessary adjusting screws   
  • Instrument is supplied in a Buffet Crampon case and cover


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£9395.00( If bought from United Kingdom )
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