Just in: Major oboe takeovermain
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.