About us

Nothing less than excellence

Today, from Berlin to Tokyo, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Marigaux enjoys a very strong reputation among the biggest orchestras thanks to its flagship instruments: oboe and cor anglais.

The wood used for the manufacture of these instruments is only the very best grenadilla wood from Mozambique. Each piece is carefully selected and only the finest wood is retained, thus allowing the company to produce the highest quality instruments. Every oboe is thoroughly checked by hand, every step of the way, to ensure faultless craftsmanship, flawless operation and incomparable sonority.

Marigaux manufactures prestigious orchestral instruments for musicians from all corners of the globe. These instruments are made in La Couture-Boussey, a town that saw the birth of the French wind instrument in the 16th century.

In a few numbers

countries on 5 continents
years of French artisanal experience

A short historic recall

Since its creation, many things in the company have changed and developed

12 January 1935

Strasser Marigaux was founded by three associates: Mr Strasser, Mr Marigaux and Mr Lemaire, hence the abbreviation of the current company, SML. Strasser Marigaux began activity in Paris, 144 boulevard de la Villette with the manufacture of saxophones and flutes. In parallel with this, they also began making oboes and clarinets at a workshop in La Couture Boussey, a village in Normandy, already a well-known centre of French wind instrument making.


Marigaux bought the company Malerne (in La Couture-Boussey) and transferred their production into a more spacious factory.


Strasser Marigaux abandoned the manufacture of all other instruments to devote itself entirely to the improvement of oboes and clarinets.


Marigaux turned the traditional world of oboe manufacturing on its head with the introduction of the M2 model, the revolutionary and worldwide patented oboe with interchangeable head-joints. The M2 redefines the concept of tuning, ergonomics and pleasure for every discerning oboe player.
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