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Model 1292F Bundy
Model 1292F Bundy  

Model 1292F Bundy - Selmer
Model 1292F Bundy - Se  
I have a Selmer Bundy oboe purchased in 1996 model 1292F, serial number B58661. It is in excellent condition as determined by the technician that just did another service job on it. This instrument is wood or wood composite, has a nice resonant sound.

I originally paid $895. I'd like to know how well this instrument might hold its value or what a current value of the instrument might be and the level of player that might be interested in this instrument?

Thanks,
Les

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Les, this model is a modified conservatory oboe with no articuluated b/c# mechanism. The brand Selmer Bundy is at the lowest range of quality for branding and there is little interest by oboe instructors in recommending them to students for several technical and quality reasons.

You might have luck on Ebay or Craig's list for a few hundred dollars sold as is; but there is little interest by the oboe community for such an oboe. Thanks for writing. hannah

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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.

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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

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

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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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