Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The real deal with an oboe reed!
The real deal with an oboe reed!
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A "musette" is the smallest member of the shawm family. Shawms were the renaissance/early baroque version of the oboe. This musical instrument has been created to exacting dimensions to play in the key of F (like a sopranino recorder). It has been designed to use a standard oboe reed. The dimensions are taken from a historical model. The decoration, including the greenman face, twisted flutes, and turning, are my own addition.


IN: 2.16 w x 2.16 d x 2.16 h
CM: 5.486 w x 5.492 d x 37.106 h


And another year later... do you know how it sould in WSF polished? The sound file below is actually a lot better than I expected after reading all the comments.
July 24, 2012, 11:36 am
Ahh, word to price .. it's about $150 in WSF and $275 in White Detail with a less than $15 markup.
June 3, 2011, 9:04 pm
Hey guys, after having this for a while, I would say a wooden musette would yield better results than the WSF material, or the White Detail - both of which I've printed this out of. In the case of the WSF material, it does have a rougher finish, and as a result the windway does not effect as stable a tone as polished would might. That said, it still plays nicely and gives the sound of a high pitched oboe, but I think it could be better. White detail delivers a more stable tone, but I have noticed it warps with age. Plus it has a slightly waxy finish from it's support material. It is based on the measurements in the Robinson book with some tweaks. I can get a clear octave + a 6th from the instrument and I am not an oboe player. I have played a few renaissance reed instruments, but I wouldn't consider myself anything more than a passable consort player. I expect a good oboe player could get more notes out of it.
June 3, 2011, 9:02 pm
Great Job! I's great idea! But so many questions! Did you use Musette's blueprint from Robinson's "Amature wind instruments maker"? What pitch do you have now - baroque 415 Hz or Modern 430? Your musette is 2 octave or single, chromatic or diatonic (with fork fingering )? Material looks like too granular. It's polishable? And last :))) What is total price?
June 3, 2011, 7:20 pm
What material did you print it out in? Is it cheaper than buying a "real" musette?
March 31, 2011, 9:22 pm
sounds great I don't play but I might start.
October 27, 2009, 7:50 pm