The idea of the Prestige oboe emerges in 1988 when the master instrument maker René Lesieux and the international soloist Jean-louis Capezzali decide to make a clean slate of the past and completely recreate the Buffet Crampon oboe. Launched in 1992, the Prestige oboe soon becomes a must.
The qualities of the prestige oboe have been acclaimed around the world for more than 25 years. this instrument stands out by its open and assertive character, allowing musicians from every school to play all kinds of repertoires, whether orchestral, chamber, or solo. Centered yet exible, outstandingly stable, it is praised for its wide range of musical hues, while remaining the cornerstone of the Buffet Crampon acoustic identity.