Oboe/oboe appraisal

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Selmer USA oboe
Selmer USA oboe  

Selmer USA serial number
Selmer USA serial numb  
I have an oboe I purchased, used 1979 (I don't know when it was made).  It is all wood, Selmer USA. It has a left hand F key and goes to low B flat.  It plays well, all keys work, no cracks or other issues. The only number on it is the same on each joint: F 7297
I'm interested in an appraisal for insurance purposes.
Thanks.

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Elise, thank you for your note. The Selmer Brand is not a strong brand for oboes. Selmer makes outstanding saxophones however.

The target market for you oboe may be a beginning player and the oboe is worth a few hundred dollars if it is in great condition.  Some Selmer oboes are okay-sounds like yours is perhaps.

You might try Ebay or Craig's List. Best wishes, hannah

Elise....as a post script. If you live in a community with an expert oboe technician; that person can certainly provide you a specific condition summary in order for you to properly value the your instrument.

Thanks again, 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.

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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

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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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