Why Oboes Are So Expensive | So Expensive | Business Insider



A specialized woodwind with a wistful yet powerful tone, the oboe is one of the most expensive instruments you can buy. Professional-grade oboes can sell for almost $14,000. That’s more than four times the price of some professional flutes. So, what goes into making oboes? And why are they so expensive?

Editor’s Note: The voice over at 0:21 states that a Howarth oboe is “more than four times the price of a high-end flute”. This is an inaccuracy; prices of professional flutes vary widely.

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