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How much is my oboe worth?

How much is my oboe worth?

A general rule to determine the resale value of your oboe is to subtract $250 dollars from its original price for every year of age during the first five years and $150 for every year after that.

How much do used oboes cost?

Intermediate Oboes: The cost of new oboes ranges from $2,500-$4,000, while used oboes in condition generally cost $1,800-$3,000.

How much is a Loree oboe worth?

approximately $8,000 to $15,000
The Lorée Royal Oboe can range in price from approximately $8,000 to $15,000 depending on what features you choose to add to the oboe as well as if you are getting a Lorée Royal, a Lorée Royal 125, or a Lorée Royal 125 Amethyst. The Lorée Royal Oboe: $8,000 – $8,500.

How much does a nice oboe cost?

A good-quality, brand-new student oboe may be purchased for about $1700. An intermediate instrument may cost about $3000 and professional oboes are generally $6,000 and up.

How do you price an oboe?

Prices of oboes vary depending on the player level: for beginners, oboes cost between $1,000 and $3,000, an intermediate level is priced at around $2,000 to $3,500, and a professional model can cost you proximately $7,000 to $12,000.

What kind of wood are oboes made of?

Early wood oboes were made of boxwood and had three keys. Developers later crafted oboes in a variety of woods: African blackwood, rosewood, violetwood, cocobolo and ebony. Plastic is the most common material for the oboe today. Even so, the wood oboe is still treasured for its rich intonations and sylvan resonance.

Why are oboes expensive?

Some oboists of top American orchestras replace their oboe every year. Oboes are expensive for many different reasons, but the most important are the cost of the exotic woods and other materials, and the skill in craftsmanship.

How long do oboes last?

The short answer: A typical oboe may stay in reasonable playing condition for 20 years, but may only be adequate for use in a professional orchestra for 4-5 years. Serious students should purchase oboes no older than 5-10 years. However, many players prefer certain vintage oboes that are over 20 years old.

Why do oboes cost so much?

Are oboes expensive?

When compared to similar wind instruments, oboes are easily the most expensive over time. While a very high-end bassoon or Rose Gold flute may cost as much as $20,000, these instruments are very durable and may last a lifetime.

Are oboes rare?

Invented in the mid-1700s, the oboe became a popular musical instrument used in the Baroque period. This French musical instrument was hard to build and has now become rare to find.

What is the most expensive oboe?

The Most Expensive Band Instruments

Instrument Beginner-level Professional
Bassoon < $5,000 >$10,000 – $35,000
Oboe $1,200 – $1,500 > $8,000
French Horn $1,200 to $3,500 > $4,500
Saxophone $800 – $2,700 > $3,000