Buffet Student Oboe, Thumbplate System

1,455.00 RRP 1,617.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 9th December 2016
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Product Ref: 42392

  • Buffet Student Oboe
  • Blackwood Body
  • Silver Plated Keys
  • Thumbplate System
  • Includes Case and Reed

Buffet Student Oboe, Thumbplate System


The Buffet Oboe offers the student a chance to play on a high quality instrument with a thumbplate system that is taught throughout the UK. Featuring an African Blackwood Body, simplified design on the Conservatoire Key system and a host of accessories, this instrument will help any student on the road to professional musicianship.

Product Ref: 42392

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Thumbplate System

This Buffet Student Oboe uses the thumbplate system, which is a combination of automatic conservatoire and thumbplate systems. This is the most common type of oboe mechanics in the UK and, although not used as widely in Europe, is the most taught by UK teachers. It also includes a simple octave system, which makes it great for students and beginners. Also included is a high D trill key, a double Eb key and the instruments range goes down to a low Bb.

Grenadilla Body

The Buffet Student Oboe uses the Grenadilla wood that is found from African Blackwood. This is then treated and stained to produce a body that has a fantastic tone and projection, but also has durability. The luracast lining to the oboe's bore makes it very crack resistant due to humidity, thus lengthening the life of the instrument.

Everything You Need

This oboe comes with all the accessories that you need to get playing out of the box. As well as the instrument, a case is included to make transporting and storing the instrument nice and easy. Also included is a reed to enable the performer to play the instrument as soon as it gets delivered!


  • Body Material: African Blackwood
  • Octave Keys: Two Semi Automatic
  • Toneholes: Undercut
Keys and Mechanisms
  • Keys: High D Trill, Double Eb
  • Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
  • Springs: Needle Springs
  • Pads: Cork and Double Skin

Included Accessories

  • Case: Hard Case
  • Reed: Included