Wood Selection and Wood Stains
Each oboe is individually made to order, turned by hand, and finished with nitric acid stain and linseed oil.
Each instrument comes with one reed, one staple, a cleaning swab, fingering chart, care instructions and a soft case.
The primary material used to make these instruments is European boxwood. Prices quoted on this website are based on instruments made in this wood. Grenadilla, Ebony, Apple, Cocobolo and Maple are also available. For Grenadilla, Cocobolo and Ebony, please add an additional $375. per instrument
Lighter colored woods, such as maple and boxwood, are normally stained a medium brown color using the traditional nitric acid technique employed by the original makers in the 18th Century. The primary finish is linseed oil and hard wax. Unstained instruments are available by special request.