Oboe/Linton Oboe


Hi, I have a Linton Oboe serial number HRS39404. I have been trying to do some research but there is no information. Linton does not even have a web site. Would you be able to tell me anything about it and how much it may be worth?

Thanks Lisa

Dear Lisa

The Linton company existed from about 1925 until 1954. It was founded by Jackson Linton. They were based in Elkhart home of Conn and Selmer USA.

The name was carried on by son Jack who made plastic student oboes and bassoons until about 1960s. He died last December aged 76.

An original wooden Linton from the 1930 would be a collectors item and the newer plastic student models I reckon both would be worth around $300 if in good order.

That's about all I can tell you.

Best wishes



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Geoffrey Bridge


Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.


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