Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?
 

Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?

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Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    16:18 on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ayco
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Can someone provide me with some reviews on the Selmer Oboe 123f? I found a really affordable second hand used oboe and I'm wondering if it's wise to purchase it as my first oboe.

Thanks very much!

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Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    13:56 on Friday, June 19, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

contra448
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I've never experienced one first hand but from comments I've red over the years they are not brilliant but far from the worst!

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Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    14:27 on Friday, June 19, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboegirl
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I've never tried this model, but I haven't had very good experience with selmer instruments in the past. My first oboe was a selmer, but it was a student model. Frankly, it wasn't very good. I then tried a professional selmer when I was going to upgrade my oboe, and it sounded, well, terrible. However, every instrument is different, and I could have just gotten a bad one. Is there a way you could try out the instrument before you bought it? Otherwise, both beginner and intermediate yamaha instruments are excellent. I currently have a plastic intermediate yamaha, and it has a beautiful sound! You should probably be able to find a nice used one for a good price as even the new ones aren't crazy expensive.

Good Luck!

Abigail

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P.S. Here is a site with some customer reviews and information about the Selmer 123f

http://www.music123.com/Selmer-Model-123FB-Intermediate-Oboe-461861-i1143080.Music123

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Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    17:35 on Sunday, August 02, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

krosskuntryrunne
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sounds good, my first oboe was a used selmer bundy, it was fine, good sturdy instrument that allowed me to learn the basics,

i would say good for learning and fun, thats about it.

Hope I helped you out a bit :D

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Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    16:46 on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

OboeLover4Life
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I agree with what Oboe Girl said, you should find out about trying the instrument first. Do you also have an experienced private tutor? If you do, ask him/her for feedback on what kind of instrument you should purchase. If not, find a professional player and still ask them for feedback. It can be invaluable to have a well experienced Oboist's second opinion.

PS: Are planning on taking the Oboe seriously or just playing as a hobby?


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Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    19:01 on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ayco
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Thanks everyone. I went ahead and purchased it and I'm pretty happy. I got it for under 250$ used, considering that a used broken one goes up to 500$, I didn't want to pass it up. It was quite dirty and tarnished but I cleaned it up. I took private lessons and my teacher thought it sound pretty good. I find that depending on the reed, it sounds amazing or terrible.

I'm planning to play oboe for the performance class in my university. It's a composition school so they take beginners for that class. Hopefully it'll become my main instrument.

Thanks again for your input.

   

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