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Oboe/MKD by Otley woodwind


Paul Crew wrote at 2015-10-01 17:54:50
I owned an MKD that originally belonged to Mike Winfield. I very much enjoyed playing it and the big advantage of the open hole system meant no sagging 1st octave g's. I used it professionally for a few years and only changed it after trying a 2nd hand Puchner. I found the lower right hand keys much easier to get around than the restructured  (though more artistic looking) ones on the MKD. I wouldn't let that put you off though if you like the instument. All the best with your oboe playing.

Jeremy Brown wrote at 2017-01-13 15:34:44
Dear Simon and Geoffrey,

 I think you are talking about my oboe as I had an MKD for sale with crowthers until fairly recently. It's still for sale and I would like to say that I would be willing to accept less than the price that it was on for at crowthers.

My name is Jeremy Brown and my mobile no is 07970940413 . Please feel free to call if you are still interested. I'm a professional bass player and no longer play the oboe but when I did I really enjoyed this instrument. When my parents bought it for when I was a teenage oboe student I also tried a Howarth a Marigoux and a Loree but found the MKD to be the most enjoyable , especially the quality of the sound in the upper register.

I would love somebody to take it on and enjoy playing it.




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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.


St Andrews University Royal College of Music, Aberdeen College of Education Licenciate of the Royal Academy of Music General Teaching Council certificate Broadcast solo recitals/performed with major symphony orchestras/Music Club recitals/writings on double reed matters

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