Second Hand Oboes List


Please note there are waiting lists for student, intermediate and semi-professional model oboes. Please email oboe@howarth.uk.com or telephone 0207 935 2407 to enquire about availability and to be added to a waiting list.

Unless otherwise stated, all oboes receive a pre-sale service undertaken by our specialist oboe technicians to ensure they are in the best possible condition. The price advertised always includes the servicing costs, whether the instrument has been serviced or is presently in our workshops.

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Please note that our Open Hole Oboe list is now full and we are currently not taking new Open Hole consignments.



Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Student / Intermediate Thumbplate Oboes

 -  10 instruments.
OB10657a OB10657a Howarth Junior
Our beginner model, based on the design of our standard student models, giving the advantages of quality of sound, stability and good tuning. (2011)
£750.00 Available
OB10693a OB10693a Howarth S10
The Howarth S10/S10B is widely recognised as the best student English system oboe available by leading teachers and Music Services throughout the U.K. The instrument is particularly suitable for students due to its covered holes, close finger spacing for the smaller hand, and light weight for ease of handling. (2005)
£950.00 Reserved
OB10673a OB10673a Howarth S10
The Howarth S10/S10B is widely recognised as the best student English system oboe available by leading teachers and Music Services throughout the U.K. The instrument is particularly suitable for students due to its covered holes, close finger spacing for the smaller hand, and light weight for ease of handling. (2013)
£950.00 On approval
OB10690a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1983)
£1,500.00 On approval
OB10699a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1996)
£1,500.00 On approval
OB10674a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1998)
£1,600.00 On approval
OB10675a Howarth S20c + TP
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. This oboe is dual system. (1985)
£1,700.00 Reserved
OB10684a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1984)
£1,700.00 Reserved
OB10695a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1994)
£1,800.00 Reserved
OB10655a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (2003)
£1,800.00 On approval

Semi-Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  8 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10627a OB10627a Fox 330
The Fox 330 is a semi-professional model of oboe, made of plastic resin and popular due to its outstanding tone quality, resonance, and intonation. This instrument has many features that are appealing for oboists playing at an advanced level, such as a left F key and 'banana' trill key. (1974)
£2,250.00 Available
OB10665a Howarth S40
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. (1996)
£2,350.00 Reserved
OB10691a Howarth S40
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. This oboe has a third octave key. (1998)
£2,500.00 Reserved
OB10646a Howarth S40
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. This oboe has a third octave key. (2013)
£2,600.00 Reserved
OB10656a Howarth S45
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This is a thicker-walled model and will therefore allow for more projection and produce a darker tone. (2000)
£2,600.00 On approval
OB10650a Howarth S40
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. (2016)
£2,700.00 On approval
OB10380 OB10380 Buffet Oboe
For over 200 years, the Buffet Crampon company have helped musicians to express artistic excellence and passionate musicality. This oboe is a graduate-level dual system instrument with a split D and third octave key. (1972)
£3,000.00 Available
OB10680a Howarth S45
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This is a thicker-walled model and will therefore allow for more projection and produce a darker tone. This oboe has a third octave key. (2011)
£3,000.00 On approval

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  8 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10587a OB10587a Selmer Oboe
This lovely example of a Henri Selmer Paris oboe has fully professional keywork, including a third octave key which has been recently added by our technicians. THIS OBOE HAS RECENTLY BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE! (Dated approx. 1980)
£2,750.00 On approval
OB10685a OB10685a Marigaux Strasser
Completed to the same production standards as Marigaux's 901 and 2001 oboe models, this SML Marigaux oboe would suit the advanced player. The instrument benefits from a third octave key and left hand F, alongside all usual professional trill keys. (Dated approx. late 1970s)
£3,000.00 Available
OB10549 OB10549 Loree Royal
Produced by one of the longest-established oboe manufacturers worldwide, this professional model of oboe has a thicker body than the ‘Loree Standard’ model, with specially-selected wood which offers a darker and more rounded tone. It also boasts additional features, such as an adjustable thumb rest and tenons with dual metal reinforcement. THIS OBOE HAS RECENTLY BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE! (1989)
£3,750.00 Available
OB10609a OB10609a Loree Royal
Produced by one of the longest-established oboe manufacturers worldwide, this professional model of oboe has a thicker body than the ‘Loree Standard’ model, with specially-selected wood which offers a darker and more rounded tone. It also boasts additional features, such as an adjustable thumb rest and tenons with dual metal reinforcement. (2006)
£4,250.00 Available
OB10676a Howarth XL
The XL model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers. Its large bore and thick walls have been developed to give a big sound with classical projection. (2003)
£4,700.00 Available
OB10648a OB10648a Howarth XL (Cocobolo) TP
The XL model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers. Its large bore and thick walls have been developed to give a big sound with classical projection. This oboe is made from cocobolo wood, a lighter density alternative to grenadilla wood known for its rich, warm sound properties. (2000)
£4,750.00 Available
OB10688a OB10688a Howarth XL TP
The XL model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers. Its large bore and thick walls have been developed to give a big sound with classical projection. (2010)
£4,995.00 On approval
OB10611a OB10611a Marigaux 2001 TP
The Marigaux 2001, known as the 'Millennium', features the latest in ergonomic and technical design to facilitate playing at the highest level. It features the newly designed special ergonomic shapes of the left-hand and right-hand 4th finger key clusters and a fully adjustable thumbrest. (2017)
£7,200.00 On approval

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  1 instrument.

English thumbplate can be added at extra cost

OB10522 OB10522 Howarth S40c
This oboe is a conservatoire system graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. (2012)
£2,700.00 Available

Cor Anglais & Oboe d’Amore

 -  1 instrument.
OB10616b Howarth XL Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
The Howarth XL cor anglais was developed following the global success achieved by our XL oboe. This lovely example of the model demonstrates a new unique tone hole structure design giving a more focussed sound, unparalleled intonation and projection, and newly-improved ergonomic keywork.(2012)
£5,250.00 Reserved

Open Hole and Historical Oboes

 -  3 instruments.
OB10661a OB10661a Howarth S1
Our original oboe model, the Howarth S1 is a simple octave thumb-plate ring model oboe. This instrument is open-holed, so would be well-suited to an adult learner of the oboe. (1955)
£1,100.00 Available
OB10672a OB10672a Howarth S3 + TP
This instrument is an example of one of our original professional semi-automatic models. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1975)
£1,500.00 Available
OB10663a OB10663a Howarth S2
This instrument is an example of our original professional semi-automatic model, the Howarth S2. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1992)
£2,250.00 Available
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