Oboe/guasti oboe


M. Dawson wrote at 2008-12-11 00:55:28
I knew the Guasti family in 1968 - 1969. They lived in Sesto Fiorentino, and Sr. Guasti had his workshop in back of their home. I may have the address somewhere if you want it. He had two sons: Roberto, and Sandro, who probably live in or near Firenze. Try the phone listings in Florence.  As far as I know Sr Guasti did not have students, but his sons certainly know about his work. Roberto played the clarinet

Ruben Greenberg wrote at 2012-02-25 17:44:19
I was a friend of Signor Guasti's son, Roberto, in 1969 when I was very briefly a student at the Florence conservatory. Signor Guasti made fine oboes and clarinets in his garage, from A to Z: the keywork, everything. He was especially well-known for his hautbois d'amour and I know that the Chicago Symphony bought a couple.

   Ruben Greenberg -clarinettist Paris, France

Jeremy Polmear wrote at 2015-03-27 10:09:32
I've got a Guasti too - a very nice cor anglais.

You can see it in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80s3x-ZP4pg&feature=youtu.be.


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