Gouging/Scraping/Modifying

In Philadelphia

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Tabuteau checking the alignment of the blade in his gouging machine in his studio on Ludlow Street

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Tabuteau gouging cane in his studio on Ludlow Street

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Tabuteau scraping a reed in his studio on Ludlow Street

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Tabuteau posing for the camera, scraping on a reed

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Tabuteau scraping on a reed backstage at the Academy of Music

 

In France

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Tabuteau working on two oboe upper joints

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Tabuteau checking the alignment of an oboe

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On the table to the left is an interesting bell that Tabuteau is about to try on his oboe. Is this the bell that had been made for Tabuteau by Marigaux, and was later altered by Tabuteau who scraped on its interior to modify the tone and pitch of certain notes on the instrument?

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Tabuteau at La Coustièro aligning his oboe.