I ordered and received this wonderful gadget just recently, and I have to say that I’m absolutely delighted with it!! I recently bought my brand new oboe after 8 months of renting one, and I had been having real trouble breaking it in as the keywork is completely different to the rental one. I realised that the problem was caused by wrong hand position, so decided to by a neck strap. I tried it out when it arrived, and to my absolute delight it solved the problem straight away, so I was able to get on practising my scales and arpeggios immediately!! Really loving my new oboe now, and playing is much more comfortable wearing the neck strap. I would strongly recommend this product as the oboe is well supported when attached to me which vastly improves hand and therefore finger position!! Thank you so much Crook & Staple!!