Kunibert Michel Gouging Machine for Oboe
This is probably the most famous gouging machine in existence. One of the greatest craftsmen in the oboe world, Mr. Kunibert Michel (1938-2015) developed his new gouging machine in the 1970s. His impact on the manufacture of machines and tools for cane processing and reed making is the most significant in the recent history of the instrument.
All the gouging machines are, as they always have been, hand-made by Charly, Michel’s employee, who joined the company in 1979. This machine offers the highest level of quality and precision, and is also designed to be easily « customizable ».
Note : Some recommendations below
Oboe Cane Selection (European Standard)
For tube cane with a diameter of 10. – 10.5mm, choose a machine with a cane bed (centre / sides) ratio of:
- 10.5mm bed with 11.40mm blade (more resistant)
- 10.5mm bed with 11.50mm blade (fairly resistant)
- 10.5mm bed with 11.60mm blade (flexible)
For tube cane with a diameter of 10.5 – 11mm, choose a machine with a cane bed (centre / sides) ratio of:
- 11mm bed with 11.70mm blade (more resistant)
- 11mm bed with 11.80mm blade (fairly resistant)
- 11mm bed with 11.90mm blade (flexible)
North American Gouge (Warning: this is not compatible with the gouges for shorter, European, scrapes)
- 11mm bed with 11mm blade (standard resistance, standard American gouge)
- 11mm bed with 10.85mm blade (harder resistance, harder American gouge)
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