About Thore

The manufacture of wind instruments in the musical region Kraslice-Klingenthal-Markneukirchen has been famous around the world, and its roots date back to the 17th century. Hand-craftsmanship has been a strong foundation of this splendid and unique tradition over the last centuries. Consequently, the creation of wood wind instruments in this area contracted back to the master workshops that are still anchored to the old traditions of craftsmanship.

One of those places is our RZ/Thore master workshop/manufacture, established in the year 2000 in Kraslice, located in the western part of Bohemia. From the very beginning the services was focused primarily for specializing in repairs, individual adjustment and later for the production of clarinets, oboes and bassoons. The high quality of work carried out over many years contributed to our entering into cooperation with renowned German woodwind producers and makers.The workshop has been regularly visited by the international-renowned musicians who offered their assistance with the developing work. A new partnership emerged, and concentrated work began on the preparation of a new inovative concepts of the woodwind instruments production. We were able to arrange the reliable delivery of high quality naturely matured grenadila, cocobolo and mountain maple wood, and, after several years of development, filled with many prototypes, thorough testing, and fine adjustment, a new range of student and professional models of oboes and bassoons.

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Since 2020 RZ manufacture intensively cooperates on the production and further developments of Thore oboes and english horns with great Oboissimo team and their specialists Jan Hoďánek & Dominik Bunc. Thanks to this cooperation the instruments reach the highest possible quality in the construction and technical aspects as well as the playing comfort, intonation and sound quality.


Thore Oboes


The Thore Oboes are crafted from high-quality, naturally long-seasoned Grenadilla wood, kept in its natural finish. The main features are a new bore, along with optimized tone hole positions. Great attention during the manufacturing process is dedicated to the key-work, which appeals with its beautiful design, impresses with its superb ergonomics, and persuades with its excellent workmanship, beginning with keys refined with long durability premium silver plating. The unique impression created by our instruments is supported by specially worked joint rings.


Thore Bassoons

Woodwind instruments-making is probably the craft in which tradition and modern technology enter into their most fertile relationship. Precision and elegance are the standards woodwind production in the RZ/Thore manufacture in Kraslic, where the harmonious and lively amalgamation of these two elements is mastered to perfection. Mature mountain maple wood is worked in the traditional manner and fitted with the professional Thore metal bocals, itself the result of a complex process. This excellent bassoons whose timbre elicits the approval of even the staunchest traditionalists.


The Thore Oboes, Bassoons & Contrabassoons

have been designed with the professional player in mind. They stand out from the start through the purity of their intonation, their easy response in all registers, and their beautiful, warm and round sound. With increasing dynamics, their support and focused foundation will fill every concert hall.



Dukelska 1149, Kraslice 35801 - CZ
Ullioi út 59, Budapest 1091 - HU


T  +420 601 508 040
T  +36 20 938 6192
E  info@thore-woodwind.com

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