|Oboes / Cor Anglais
||Armstrong (Elkhart, USA)
||Armstrong (Elkhart, USA) 5011P oboe, closed-hole thumbplate system in very good overall condition. Plays well throughout the range, serviced about two years ago but not used since. Thumbplate operating system and key design similar to Buffet closed-hole student models. Resonite (not grenadilla) body. Age unknown.This is a good student level oboe, ideal for a new player being advised to buy an English-type thumbplate model, at a far lower price than a new Buffet, Howarth or Yamaha model. Armstrong is a well-respected brand in the USA for student and band instruments, but they only produced this thumbplate model in limited numbers as it is not suited in general to the American market.