The instrument you have bought is of colossal value and will need looking after. Here are a few simple steps on how this should be approached.
Also the bore should be oiled once a week for the first couple of months. Soak an old swab in the oil, remove all excess oil from the swab using paper kitchen towel, then pull the swab through the oboe until a thin smear can be seen when looking down the bore. The purpose of this procedure is not to oil the wood but to prevent excessive absorption of moisture.
A recommended oil is Professor Weinberg's Hydrophilic bore oil made from pure flower oils that are imported from China and India, this oil not only allows the wood to breath, but also moisturises its fibres. As a result cracking and warping are inhibited and the sonority of the instrument is improved. The final recipe is the result of two years research and has been tested by both leading manufacturers and teachers of repute. Hydrophilic flower oil allows moisture to pass through it while delivering its moisturising payload via liposomes that are natural to the oil.
To ensure correct performance and a long life for your Bassoon it is recommended that you have it serviced by a qualified repairer after 18 months to 2 years of playing. If you have any doubts or queries please call us on 01628 630 800 and we will be glad to advise you.