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?

    
Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    16:18 on Wednesday, June 17, 2009          

ayco
(32 points)
Posted by ayco

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!


Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    13:56 on Friday, June 19, 2009          

contra448
(732 points)
Posted by contra448

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!


Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    14:27 on Friday, June 19, 2009          

oboegirl
(352 points)
Posted by oboegirl

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


Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    17:35 on Sunday, August 02, 2009          

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


Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    16:46 on Tuesday, August 04, 2009          

OboeLover4Life
(121 points)
Posted by OboeLover4Life

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?


Re: Can some one tell me more about Selmer Oboe 123f? Is it a good Oboe?    19:01 on Tuesday, August 04, 2009          

ayco
(32 points)
Posted by ayco

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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