Our goal at Magic Reed is to present best in category used oboes to serious players within our community. We keep our inventory small and targeted- and this is a good thing. We seek an optimal intersection of quality, age, condition in any oboe we sell. We never offer an oboe we would not be willing to play ourselves. Every oboe is professionally serviced by a master technician to bring them to concert ready condition. They are also evaluated for merit before pricing. An oboe reed subscription is offered free with full price sales.
We welcome consultations, and will help you navigate the market if we do not have what you want here.
Trial periods are available.
Great oboe with a beautiful dark tone, extra seasoned wood, and gold well, rings and posts. This has all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a Loree, including left hand F and C + 3. It is in great condition. I has a small hairline crack in a trill hole (very common) that has been expertly repaired, and is virtually undetectable. This is from the SZ series and was purchased new in 2013. Fully serviced and ready to go. Competitively priced- call for more information with $200 of additional reeds or cane as a bonus.
"cR+3-125" Full conservatory plateau system
Grenadilla wood – silver-plated keys
All trill keys – 3rd octave key
Forked F resonance key
Left hand F key
Low B flat resonance key
Special features of the ROYAL 125 Oboe:
Includes the special features of the ROYAL Oboe, and also:
Large gold-plated reed well
High D facilitator
10-year dried grenadilla wood
Gold-plated rings and posts
"Laubin oboes are truly handmade. Every part of the key mechanism is essentially custom-fit to the body of the instrument. The wood is aged for at least ten years, exposed to the outside air, so that it will be ready to endure both outdoor summer concerts and drafty orchestra pits. The keys are heavily silver-plated and hand-burnished for beauty and durability. A synthetic liner in the upper joint helps to prevent cracking and extend the life of the oboe. The bore, undercutting, and tone-hole placement have been perfected over eight decades. We worry about all the little details so that you don’t have to; instead, you can focus on making music." Paul Laubin
Both Laubin Oboes We Have For Sale Now Have Been Serviced By Paul And Are Being Offered Below His Appraised Value.
Rare opportunity to own a new/old stock (open box) Laubin Rosewood Oboe at a bargain price. This oboe has simply not been played, only put together for my testing, and returned to its case to keep it in new condition. Paul serviced and it only required a half turn of one screw. He was both stunned by its beauty and pristine condition. He was also deeply saddened that it has clearly not been played. It performs great, as one would expect from a Laubin. Full break-in period per Laubin protocol is needed. New Rosewoods go from $14,000-17,000 depending where they are purchased, and there is a 10 year waiting list. This is priced at Laubin's appraised value for one that has been fully played. Call for price and further information.
Laubin turned out some of their best oboes in the early 90s, and this is no exception. It comes in perfect, even pristine condition. This rosewood was purchased in January of 2019, and arrived in nearly the same new/old stock condition as the 2003 model above. We have broken it in with light use and are enjoying it while it awaits its new home. Keyword shows no signs of wear, and there is no history of cracks. Paul Laubin gave it a once over, and declared it in perfect condition with little to do. It has a sweet, penetrating tone that professionals love. Priced under appraised value. Please call for more information.
We are especially interested in Laubin's manufactured in the early 90s or later
We seek Loree oboes from the 1990's or later.
We are happy to talk to you about your Howarth, Marigaux, Fox, Hiniker or other oboes of merit. We offer fair prices based on condition and demand.