Kim E. Ganong "My Josef oboe has brought the joy of playing back into my life! I can't put it down!"
Jan Eberle, Chautauqua Symphony "It has honestly given me a whole new lease on oboe playing. It is easier to play, lighter to hold, more ergonomic on my hands, easier to make reeds for, and absolutely more consistent, especially in the low register."
Cynthia Libby, Springfield Symphony "Lush and liquid are the two words I would use to describe Josef oboes. Not only are the instruments visually beautiful, but their rich tone and fluid key work make them a joy to play."
Heather Peyton, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa "Josef is the alchemist of the oboe, creating gold from wood, metal and plastic. The consistency of tone and pitch through all registers, superb response and flexibility is unmatched. No longer limited by my equipment, I can create the music I imagine uninhibitedly. There simply is no equivalent."
David Daniels, Las Cruces Symphony "It is a joy to have a beautiful oboe that does not require me to compensate for intonation. This oboe has opened new worlds of tone for me!"
Ben Buergel, Michigan State University
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Come visit the Josef Oboe table at IDRS! August 5-9, 2014
Musik Josef will be at the 2014 International Double Reed Society (IDRS) convention at New York University, August 5-9. Josef instruments will be available for sale; come by and see us!
Introducting the new body material, LAMI.
Most often an oboe body is made out of Grenadilla wood. Occasionally a special order is preferred, so Mopane or Rosewood is used. In December of 2013 Musik Josef introduced a new material for oboes called LAMI. It is made in Japan and is a dream material for woodwind instruments. Composed of thin sheets of Betula wood that are bonded together with resin, LAMI is resistant to moisture and temperature change yet maintains the acoustic properties of wood. Five different colors are available: black, natural, caramel, chocolate, and berry.
LAMI instruments will be available for purchase from Supremo soon!
Photos from the 2013 IDRS convention! June 25-29, 2013
To find more photos go to the photo gallery page under the Media Tab.