Ludwig Frank Professional Oboe

The Ludwig Frank Model 11 'Brilliant' oboe is a professional conservatoire system instrument.

Ludwig Frank oboes are handmade in small batches in their German workshop. This allows them to be finished to an exceptionally high standard. They were initially developed in 1986 and continue to be developed in consultation with professional oboists.
The instruments are characterised by their dark yet flexible tone and excellent intonation.

  • Body made from Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork with gold plated rings and posts
  • Conservatoire system (Thumbplate can be added as a special order item)
  • 3rd octave key
  • Semi-automatic octaves
  • C to D trill keys x 2 (lower and upper)
  • C to C# trill key
  • Ab to Bb and Ab to A trill keys
  • Low C to C# trill key ("Banana key")
  • Eb to E trill key
  • Articulated C# mechanism
  • Left hand F key
  • Low Bb resonance key
  • All necessary adjusting screws
  • Instrument is supplied in a Ludwig Frank professional case with a case cover

Special Order Options:

  • Gold plated keywork
  • F resonance key
  • Addition of a Howarth thumbplate to convert to dual system
  • Del Sol wood, available lined and unlined
  • Sound optimization for Del Sol on head joint and bell

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