I am looking to buy an used oboe for my 4th grader who will need one to start her band classes this fall. Her instructor has asked for these needs:
1) full set of keys, except no 3rd octave
2) wood not plastic
3) model made after year 2000
4) easy (relatively) for beginner to handle and learn
This oboe will need to last for at least four years till she is done with middle school. My budget is no more than $3,000. If I were to rent one from school my daughter would get a Selmer student model oboe, which I know it's probably not a best bet.