Oboe & Bassoon

The oboe is double reed woodwind instrument with a plastic body (for beginners) or a grenadilla wood body (for intermediate/advanced players). The fingering of an oboe is very similar to that of a flute, recorder, or saxophone. The range of the modern oboe extends two and one half octaves upward from the B flat below middle C. The oboe player is commonly used to tune the band.

The bassoon is a double reed woodwind instrument like the oboe. The bassoon is known for its distinctive tone color, wide range, variety of character and agility.

Oboe & Bassoon

Visit a St. John’s Music to talk to our team of oboe & bassoon specialists to help you find the oboe or bassoon that is perfect for you.

Oboe

Oboe

The oboe is a double reed wind instrument with a plastic body (for beginners) or a grenadilla wood body (for intermediate/advanced players) and a conical bore.

Oboe

Bassoon

The bassoon is a double reed wind instrument with a plastic body (for beginners) or a wood body (for intermediate/advanced players).