Item:Iroko hautbois with oravir keys

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iroko hautbois with oravir keys
Look: The rich brown of the iroko is hardly visible beneath the labyrinthine network of metallic oravir keys.
Weight: 10 stones
Appraised Cost: Unknown
Special Properties:
  • This is a musical instrument (or a tool to play, repair, or clean one).
Dimensions: 5 length x 3 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Musiceum (3), Musiceum (2), Musiceum (1)

Appraisal

  • The iroko hautbois appears to be a wind instrument.
  • You are certain that the iroko hautbois is crafted from wood.
  • You are certain that the iroko hautbois is created with exquisite craftsmanship.
  • You are certain that the iroko hautbois is fitted with a hard reed.

Recall

You search your mind for what you know of the iroko hautbois...

The hautbois is a tube crafted from wood that tapers slightly to a flared end. A series of six or seven holes are drilled upon the front, in-between the often decoratively banded segments, with a small set of two keys placed upon the lower holes to allow a wide range of tones. A slender double reed is placed in the top of the mouthpiece, giving the hautbois its characteristic reedy tone.