Oboe/Selling an Oboe

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Question
My son has 2 used Oboes from high school band, one Jupiter and the other a Yamaha. What is the best way to determine their value and the best way to sell them?

Thank you for your time and information.
Leslie McGinn

Answer
Leslie, thank you for your question. The Jupiter oboe is an oboe that would best be sold through ebay and/or Craigs list. The Jupiter brand is not one that oboe teachers are recommending for their students. It may be worth a few hundred dollars if in good shape.  The Yamaha oboe has more value in the open market. Please reply with the serial number and model number (both found on the instrument parts. With this additional information, I can give you the fair market value of the oboe if it is in good shape. The Yamaha can definitely be sold through ebay if you are comfortable. I look forward to your reply. Thanks, hannah  

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Hannah Selznick

Expertise

I have the expertise to answer questions about all brands and models of oboes and English Horns. I will assist in providing information about the process of purchasing and selling an instrument. I know reputable oboe specialist repairmen to recommend. I give guidance on oboe and English Horn reeds. I offer guidance on maintenance and handling of oboes and English Horns and help owners troubleshoot instrument issues.

Experience

I have been an instructor of oboe and instrumental music for almost 40 years. I have taught all grade levels from preschool music to college oboe (double reed specialist)instruction. I perform with a professional symphony in the Phoenix area. I also have an active teaching studio. I love what I do, especially in regards to educating future generations of musicians.

Organizations
International Double Reed Society

Education/Credentials
BS.ED (Music) University of Missouri MM in Oboe Performance University of Tulsa Post Graduate Work in Oboe at Catholic University of America

Awards and Honors
Who's Who in America

Past/Present Clients
I have public and private educational institutions as clients; as well as a national referral base of studio teachers and oboe instructors.

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