Dollar for dollar, quality used equipment that has been well cared for beats out new equipment of lesser quality almost every time.
We are offering the aspiring oboe reed maker a great set-up of machines and tools in good to excellent condition, plus a supply of new materials. This package is offered at a fraction of the price of a new set-up, and is simply not available anywhere else on the market.
Here is what the set includes:
Rimple Oboe Cane Gouger (used-2015), This is an excellent German maker that can be described as a work horse with a very resilient blade. It is the newer of my two Rimpl gougers and generally used as a back-up. It has an 11 mm bed with a dial to adjust the gouge. ($1300 new).
Cane Splitter ($85 new)
Rubber hammer for alternative cane splitting (new $10)
Covey radius brass gage with mm reed ruler (new $50)
Used RDG -1 shaper tip (new $125)
Used Westwind knife- good condition/works great! ($90 new)
Used Westwind knife sharpening system ($90 new)
Used Extra fine diamond sharpening stone-good condition (new $42)
Pisoni Mandrel (new $35)
New cutting block ($20)
2 new plaques ($5)
1 used easel (new $25)
10 new regular 47 mm staples- ($30)
30 pre-gouged oboe cane in the hardness and diameter of your choice ($90)
2 new pools of string ($12)
1 block of wax ($3.00)
New reed case for 6 reeds ($25)
Storage case for reed tools ($10)
Used reed drying rack (new $20)
Total value if new: $2067
Market value for this set-up: $1420
Offered at $1,000
Contact us if you would like to purchase either set-up separately.
2) Shaper Handle