Instruments that pass through Carlos’ hands just play better.
No one knows a Lorée Oboe like Carlos.
Carlos’ Lorée oboes are masterfully elevated to their full potential, and this expertise is not added to the price.
Trusted by Students, Parents, and Professionals World Wide.
Don’t take our word for it – check out the reviews.
There is a real difference in the oboes you'll find with Carlos. He teaches you the difference between a quality oboe and the rest. I am in love with the new Lorée oboe I purchased from him - I don't think I could have found an oboe that fit my playing style and what I needed more perfectly anywhere else. Thanks Carlos!
Carlos Coelho has been my expert oboe technician and primary source for Lorée Oboes for the majority of my professional career. As an oboist himself, he is extremely sensitive to the needs of his clients. His work is the standard in the industry, and is backed by his personal integrity and many years of experience.
I have been purchasing fine Oboes, Oboes d'Amore, and English Horns from Carlos Coelho for many years and appreciate his excellent selection of instruments as well his fine service, both for myself and for my students.
I need a stable oboe, in pitch, color, control, scale, evenness. Circumstances do not permit me to compensate for an oboe's shortcomigs. I need a partner in an oboe, an instrument that can instantly follow my objectives. That oboe I found in the Lorée 125 I bought from Carlos Coelho, and which I proudly used for this years Chicago Symphony Principal Oboe audition.
I have had the good fortune of working with Carlos Coelho for almost 20 years, and I can't say enough about the professionalism and polish of his business. He is an absolute perfectionist in his repair work, and new oboes are only sent out for trial only after they have been thoroughly gone over and adjusted. Carlos is forever part of my professional team; making the life of an oboist so much easier!
Our oboe world is so fortunate to have such a wonderful oboist/musician who sells and maintains instruments. I have never been disappointed with his workmanship in adjusting and repairing instruments, and I can always be certain that when purchasing a new oboe from Carlos, the oboe will have been thoroughly tested and regulated. Carlos is the best and I can't imagine oboe life without him! He is a great friend as well.
Carlos Coelho is one of 'the good guys'! Honest and reliable, he is an oboe/English horn repairman/craftsman of the highest level. I wish he worked in NYC!
I am proud to purchase my oboes from Carlos Coelho and recommend my students to him as well! We always receive great customer service and the finest Lorée oboes from which to choose. Carlos has a great selection of oboes and services .... before, during, and after the purchase. Thank you, Carlos!
Horn master, and he’s here to help you.
Carlos Coelho proudly services the whole United States.
What can Carlos do for you?
Students and Parents
We take special care of our Oboe and
English Horn student.
We help you select the best Oboe in your price range, and explain where your money is going.
You’ll be in love with your new Oboe, have the best price, and know how to keep your investment in top shape for years to come.
Check out our Student Oboes for sale.
Carlos Coelho is fluent in your
If you’re looking for repair or customization of your Oboe – you’re in the right place.
Contact Carlos if you need any help.
Carlos’ financing rates, the best in the business, can help you afford the Oboe you are looking for without breaking your budget.
Looking for a new Oboe or English Horn?
for personalized guidance in finding the perfect Oboe.
Learn your options, find the best deal, and bring home the
best Oboe or English Horn by contacting Carlos today.
Live in the Dallas Area?
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9713 Capilano Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Frequently Asked Questions
Carlos works with all brands of professional instruments – Lorée, Howarth,
Marigaux, Bulgheroni, and Fox to name a few.
Carlos also works with well-made, quality brands of student instruments like the Cabart Student Oboe.
Check out our repair or customization page or contact us for more information.
Routine maintenance should be performed annually.
For professionals, students and other Oboists playing their Oboes or English Horns for several hours each day, we highly recommend maintenance every 6 months.
This prevents having to pay for costly repairs or restorations that may otherwise occur.
We encourage you to book a late spring/summer appointment by calling our oboe shop to get your Oboe or English Horn in top condition.
That way we can get your oboe back to you sooner, as you’re not stuck in the fall and winter rush – a result of emergency repairs.
See our Routine Maintenance Service page for more information.
When sending an Oboe or English Horn to our oboe shop, please ship your instrument by UPS or FedEx (NOT the Post Office).
Additionally, please only use packing peanuts, and avoid using layers of bubble wrap and excessive taping.
See our Packing and Shipping page for more information.
Feel free to telephone or email our oboe shop and Carlos will help if he can, but there are no guarantees.
Schedule an appointment ahead of time to make sure you’re helped.
We are always happy to see you and your instrument in person.
We do not buy used instruments or accept trade-ins.
We do, however, sell Used Oboes, and can advertise your oboe for sale on our website.
When you purchase a new instrument from our Oboe store, this is a free service to you as our valued customer.
Otherwise, there is a modest 10% commission charge.
See our Appraisals and Selling page for more information.