We sell these oboes and I am happy to recommend them.
Several years ago we were in search of a lower cost Oboe that met these criteria:
1) sounds good
2) plays in tune (all ranges!)
3) made well - no junky workmanship!
4) has essential key work - left F, low B-flat, articulated C#, 3rd octave Key
We have sold about 50 of these oboes, to middle schools, high schools, individual college students majoring and minoring in music. We have had excellent feedback about the quality and we fully stand behind these instruments.
There are two versions:
1) all plastic LAN MEI
2) plastic upper joint / wooden lower and bell: HYBRID ACADEMY
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We will allow you to try them and help however we can.