Rigoutat: High Praise for the Hautbois — Haas Customer Documentary

Paris-based Rigoutat makes oboes using Haas CNC machine tools. The company began more than 70 years ago, and is still run today by Philippe Rigoutat, grandson of the founder. These days, Rigoutat makes 50 to 60 oboes every month, using its Haas TL-1 Toolroom Lathe to machine the hardwood bodies and its Haas Mini Mill to make the intricate keys and mechanism from cast bars of nickel silver. The end result is an instrument that's coveted by some of the biggest and best-known names in classical music.