Information About the Oboe and Bassoon

The oboe (pictured above), and its larger relative, the bassoon, are distinguished by the double reed which produces their unique sound.

Like the clarinet, oboes are typically made from the wood of the Mpingo tree (also known as "grenadilla wood" or "African blackwood"), although student models are often made of plastic.

Here's a collection of pointers to various places in the Web that discuss these instruments:

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