English Horn

Discussion in 'Cor Anglais (English Horn)' started by Gandalfe, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I just read the recommendations for an oboe. What does this august group recommend in an English Horn. I'm currently considering Fox and Howarth, both models under $5000. I might get a deal on a Howarth S20 because the Fox guys are backlogged on their 555 model.
     
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    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    The Fox 555 would be the first choice, since it plays well and it's low maintenance.

    I just picked up an older Howarth that's playing quite nicely. Got it in the $2K range.
     
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    There are two English horns on eBay, each used and over $4,000. Both are available through overseas dealers which is not the way I want to go. I've checked the usual places for a good used English Horn, including QuinnTheEskimo, but to no avail.

    There's a nice English Horn solo coming up and I keen to see if Suzy will give it a go. For the concert this week she's playing Eb sopranino, Bb soprano, and alto clarinet. For the concert next week with the big band she's playing alto sax and clarinet. She does love a challenge and has been working on oboe for over a year now.
     
  4. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I think you should get Quinn's Conn-O-Sax. ;-)

    Looks like an English Horn, plays like a sax. Problem solved. Best part of all: It's shiny & prettier than an English Horn...IMHO anyway.
     
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    Pete provided this reference to a facility very near my town. He was talking oboes, but they do English horns too. When Suzy gets her Howarth English Horn (Dave found one and it should be in the states by next week) I taking her here to get maintenance and care instructions:

    http://oboes.us/
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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