Model A Oboe

The Fossati A combines the broad head of the Fossati S with a thicker body. The bore widens in two stages leading to the thicker bell. The timbre of the Fossati A is less direct than the Fossati S with slightly more resistance for the oboist to play against. The combination of the bore design and the thickness of the instrument’s body gives the model A a very round and mellow sound. 



  • Grenadilla wood body
  • Platinum-plated keys
  • Gold-plated posts


  • Conservatory system
  • Lowest note: Bb
  • F key for left hand
  • Eb key for left and right hand
  • Ab key for left and right hand
  • 3rd octave key
  • Forked F vent
  • Bb vent
  • Articulated B-C# mechanism
  • Gillet key
  • Split ring D key
  • Ab-Bb key
  • D-C# trill keys
  • Cork pads on all keys with the exception of leather pads on the low Bb, B and C.

Fossati's Innovations

  • Double tenon ring
  • Adjustment for low Bb


  • Long F# plate
  • Adjustable thumb rest


  • Professional leather case with cover
  • Thumb rest wrench
  • Swab
  • Reed case


  • Abs upper joint
  • Violet and cocobola wood bodies are available as a special order at an additional cost.

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