Just in: Major oboe takeover

Buffet Crampon Wind Instruments has aacquired Rigoutat.

Both are Paris instrument makers, one founded in 1825, the other in 1922.

Buffet say they want ‘to increase our presence in the oboe and English horn segment and to gain more recognition in the international market.’

The Rigoutat website has been taken down.

Less competition means less choice.

 

 

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  • Ellie says:

    So sad Philippe couldn’t keep it going just another 3 years for the Centenary. Buffet has always been underwhelming in the oboe market – maybe time for change.

  • Doug says:

    Who knows, perhaps Rigoutat’s instruments will now turn out to be a bit more consistent. Some years they are exceptional, others….

    • Ruben Greenberg says:

      Doug: quality of African blackwood has something to do with this. It will soon be banned altogether, as it is protected, and substitutes have to be found. You can’t cook great food without great supplies.

    • Ruben Greenberg says:

      Doug: quality of African blackwood has something to do with this. It has gone consistently down over the years and will soon be banned altogether. You can’t cook great food without great supplies.

  • It will be interesting to see what Buffet does… This could also greatly increase exposure to Rigoutat due to Buffet’s global distribution network.

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