The oboe is in the family of woodwind musical instruments. The oboe is a double reed instrument and the sound is produced by blowing into the reed and vibrating the column of air. The oboe tone is very distinctive. The standard oboe plays in the treble or soprano range.

When buying or renting an oboe, it might seem that almost any oboe will work for a beginner, but that is not always true. It’s very important to start with a high quality instrument as the first few months are often the most critical and difficult. An instrument that won't play properly will be a huge discouragement and source of frustration for any beginner.

However, a beginner doesn't need the finest or most expensive oboe, but they do need one that responds freely and plays in tune with the other instruments in the band. Oboes typically need adjustment more often than other instruments so it is important that they are easily repaired.

Shuff’s Music carries oboes of high quality brands like Selmer, Jupiter and others. Click the link below to get started with your oboe rental. 

Have a question we didn't answer? Review our Rental FAQ's or call and speak with our expert staff at (615) 790-6139.

View a sample of our oboe inventory below or Stop in the store to see our entire inventory.   

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127 2nd Ave North
Historic Downtown Franklin

Shuff's Music Store

118 3rd Ave North

Historic Downtown Franklin