Oboe is not a leading instrument in an orchestra but it is featured in many classic compositions. In 18th century, oboe is becoming more popular and became one of the main instruments in military bands. In baroque era, when music has a lot of innovation and composition, the oboe had only three keys, and was made from a specific wood. From 19th century a newer version of oboe was created, and now it is produced by many big manufacturers like Yamaha. If you want to look for the right oboe reeds, you need to consult the expert because quite a wide range of accessories are available in the market.