Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions answered by Carlos Coelho
Oboe and English Horn FAQs
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.
More importantly, 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 h=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.
Therefore, 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.
Because 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.
Yes, we do ship overseas. Please call us for details. We are able to ship supplies to a P.O. box via USPS; however, since we use UPS to deliver all our instruments and they do not deliver to P.O. boxes, we can only ship instruments to physical addresses.
By Phone: (214) 383-9734
to speak with someone who truly knows a Lorée Oboe – for guidance, advice, and more information.