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Pre-Owned JP181 Oboe


  • Workshop Approved

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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

Our Description

Still the triumph of these instruments is that they really ring. The
natural sound of them encourages a warm tone and the scale is
even and smooth. They slur all the awkward intervals effortlessly
and feel nicely stable.

The padding is now much more akin to that of an intermediate
instrument with white leather pads on the low notes. These will give
a better seal, are less noisy and will cause less trouble over time.
The cork pads are thinner and less spongy and keywork has been
vastly improved. The mechanism is now much neater and stronger
with sensibly placed adjusting screws that don't require a
screwdriver with the width of a leprechaun's finger nail and the
leverage of a pickax to adjust, as some other makers of student
instruments do... The 181 also seem to be up to pitch now where
previously they were a little low.

General Condition

This instrument has been through our workshop and has had a general clean with some minor work and is playing well.

Condition Report

Condition can be highly subjective. This information is to be taken as a guide only. E&OE.

  • Corks (1 to 10): 6
  • Mechanism (1 to 10): 5
  • Padding (1 to 10): 6
  • Plating (1 to 10): 5


  • ABS resin body
  • Silver-plated keys
  • Closed hole model with all covered holes
  • Semi-automatic octaves
  • Dual system
  • Left hand C-D trill
  • Left-hand F natural
  • Forked F vent
  • Double G#
  • Low Bb vent
  • Includes case and case cover, reed, reed case and cleaning accessories

What's Included

  • Hard case
  • Outer case cover

Item Details

Item number: C125104 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 5PC***
Manufacturer: JP Musical Instruments
Model number: JP181
Category: Pre-Owned Oboes and Cors Anglais

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