Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe

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Buffet Crampon

Very stable in all types of playing environments

Key of C. Full conservatory system, 3rd octave key, silver-plated, and adjustable thumb rest. Includes deluxe leather pochette case.

GreenLine instruments are made with wood that is recovered and recycled in the manufacturing process using a proprietary technology developed by Buffet. The resulting wood composition is resistant to temperature and humidity changes.


 

Model 3613G Green Line Oboe Specifications:

  • Body: Grenadilla powder / Carbon Fiber / Epoxy Resin
  • Key System: Full Conservatory
  • Keys: Silver-plated
  • Pads: Cork (Upper Joint) / Gor-Tex and Cork (Lower Joint)
  • Trill Keys: Double D / Ab/Bb
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Buffet CramponModel 3613G Green Line Oboe
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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(9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome oboe

By John-.IBPJ

from Miami, FL

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

Iv'e played on a few oboes in my time, selmer, artley, fox, marigaux, loree, and last the buffet greenline, has an excellent tone, even better than the loree professional, and the marigaux which I tried. The loree had an ok sound, a little bright for my taste, and the marigaux had a good sound too, but just not as amazing as the buffet oboe. This oboe has a beautiful full sound, you cannot understand until you try it. The intonation is actually quite good. This oboe will not let you down, even the third octave is quite easy to achieve on this oboe, with good tone also. You will not be dissapointed if you purchase the Buffet Greenline oboe.

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(50 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stable, sweet horn with few problems

By Marcia Smeiska

from Waukesha, Wis

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

I've had my Greenline since 1995, since they first hit the USA. I was able to trial 12 horns in Chicago at the distributor, and found 3 to my liking. I've had relatively few adjustment problems. The biggest recurrent problem is too much play in the rods, requiring shims to prevent the keys from unseating. Probably a result of heavy use and aging of the wood. I am now in the market for a second horn as my Greenline also suffered a fracture at the first tenon from an accidental bump, causing the entire tenon to separate. This does seem to be a weak spot in the horn, after speaking to others. I'm now waiting for my oboe to return from France, where the factory is repairing the tenon and resilverplating my keys to reduce the play in the rods. The factory is standing behind their work, I must only pay for shipping. But I must find a suitable second horn for my upcoming jobs.

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(36 of 64 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid,stable, high quality professional horn

By David Cyzak

from Milwaukee, WI USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

I have had this instrument for the last four years and have never been disappointed. It has never cracked, thanks to its composite body, and has always been there for me when I needed it the most in a concert setting. It is a horn of the highest quality and craftsmanship that would be great for any professional player. The only thing the Greenline lacks is a golden tone, which a wooden buffet does have. It makes up for that golden tone though, with dark and very american qualities that ring through the concert halls. I would recommend this horn to any serious player. If you think that composite is the same as plastic you are very wrong. The best advice to any player is to try as many horns as possible and make sure your horn is the best fit for you.

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(42 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful!

By RMez

from Asia

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

I've been using this Buffet Greenline oboe for more than 6 months and I must say this is the best oboe I've ever played! It's tone is dark and centred and making reeds for it is a much easier job as compared to before. Extremly stable in all playing conditions, projective and very even. Great oboe for professional use.

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(41 of 69 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reliable

By Alicia-ZkEPj

from Marquette, MI, USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

The Greenline is a very reliable and forgiving instrument. It can handle changes in weather without losing a beat or getting a crack, and even allows compromises in fingering and playing styles. My only complaint with it is that the high A sounds relatively hollow- but that is a problem that seems to be particular to my individual oboe, and I have not met any other Greenline players with the same problem. I would heartily recommend this oboe for the serious player who lives in a variable climate.

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(16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

attention high school oboists

By oboeflavored

from Texas

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

As a high school junior I am still developing my oboe skills. My Greenline oboe has helped me to improve them tremendously. The third octaves used to be really hard for me until I started using my Greenline. Of course those notes are hard to get out anyway, but when you play them on a Greenline your head doesn't feel like its going to explode. With this oboe, you shouldn't be afraid to go on band trips in different climates that might crack your oboe. I know some might cringe at the thought of this, but high school oboes tend to be banged around a bit, especially on those band trips. Greenlines can stand a beating. I have had a few problems about loose keys and sticky keys but that was all my fault. This oboe has not let me down yet. This oboe has really helped me to have a mature sound as well. With a Greenline you can easily play on a reed that isn't perfect and you will still sound ok.

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(9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greenline oboes are amazing!

By alison

from New York

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

I've had my buffet Greenline for a little over 3 years. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! It has a great dark and rich tone and I find it very easy to make reeds for. I would definitely recommend a Greenline for someone who wants a great oboe. When I was shopping I tried 15 Lorees and about 12 foxes and the Greenline was the only one that worked for me. GREEN LINE OBOES ARE WONDERFUL!

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(45 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very impressive!

By Professional Oboist

from Michigan, USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

I've played on Loree oboes for 30 years as a student and professionally. I've played principal oboe in various full time professional orchestras for 14 years. I would have never believed I would ever play on anything other than a Loree until I played on a Buffet Greenline. The Greenline has a very even scale. The upper register sits up and is stable. The octave F sharp and G do not sag (a refreshing change) and the low register is responsive and easy. The third octave is as easy as any other oboe I've ever tried. I played 6 Greenline oboes to find the right one. They are not all the same even though they are made of a composite material. Like all oboe brands, some are better than others. I find my Greenline forgiving when making reed for it. The mellow, round sound allows for a fairly free reed without sacrificing tonal quality which is a nice change. Bravo to Buffet and watch out Loree!

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(18 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Once you go green, you never go back!

By Darren-JhVbu

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

The first day I had my Greenline, I practiced for 8 hours. Sure it was a bit much and I couldn't feel my lips or talk, but the oboe was and still is incredible. I tried several different oboes (Loree, Patricola, Fox, Fossati,Gordet, MCW, and even a Joesf(Japanese oboe, possibly spelled wrong?))before making my final decision in purchasing an oboe. It came down to 2 greenlines in which both were incredibly even. Some great features of this oboe are: *great tone capabilities *responsive. This is the most responsive oboe I've played. *scale. It is even and shouldn't change since it's not entirely wood. *It's not entirely wood! It won't crack. This means you do not have to go through the torture of the 'breaking in' process. Who wants to get a new oboe to just look at the first month when you can pick up a new one and jam? *keys. In my opinion, the Buffet keys are softer and rounder than other brands. It feels really nice to hold and fits my fingers better. Of course you have to treat your oboe with respect and clean it. But when you're in rehearsal for 2-3 hours and the air conditioning is blowing right on the woodwinds, stepping outside into the hot sun with your lovely Loree oboe could be a bad mistake. With a Greenline you don't have to worry! Well, so far I've had nothing bad to say until now. I have had some problems with my Greenline. However they were fixable and easier to deal with than cracks. My first problem occurred when the post holding on my second octave key became loose. I had to send it to the shop and they had to send it to another shop who ended up sending it to the main company in France. This took forever. They had to send it in because they didn't have the material to fill the loose post. It took about 3 months to get back. Very sad times. I did get it back and it was beautiful! Until, the second disaster happened. My friend was taking the oboe apart in her lesson and the tenon broke off into the lower joint. It was terrible, but I was able to play because enough of the cork was left on. I had to wait for a new top joint which also took a while. Also, a friend of mine has a student who plays and loves a Greenline. Her oboe also broke in the same place as mine only further up. She couldn't play hers at all. The new top joint is even more stable and even with some minor changes for the better such as a pretty responsive high C. It doesn't seal so I will have to send it back in! oh no! The bottom line is, is that you should definitely try this instrument if you're looking to buy something of this caliber. F Loree has been the standard for so long, but I honestly like my Greenline better. Plus, I'm hoping that my oboe will last twice as long as a wooden one. Blindfold yourself and switch between instruments if you have to! Don't let people say what you should buy. It is up to you since you are making the music!

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(20 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great oboe.

By Arturo Rodriguez

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Buffet Crampon Model 3613G Green Line Oboe:

This Oboe is great. I have no problem with this at all. I tried the Yamaha oboes and those didn't seem to cut it. I do not recommend professional Yamahas. Anyway, this oboe has a great tone. I've had mine for about two and half years. I recommend this one for a serious oboe player!

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