Howarth are proud to stock Yamaha's new professional oboe, with a number of innovative design features unique to the Yamaha brand.
The Yamaha 831L Oboe is a Professional oboe with full conservatory keywork. Yamaha oboes have achieved clear sound quality and superb intonation by dramatically improving precision and stability of the bore. Also to cope with various quality issues inherent in wooden wind instruments, Duet+ models employ innovative techniques to form a protective layer next to the air column. The combination of precious wood and state-of -the-art resin is not simply a "Duet" of tradition and technology - it's a "Plus" advantage indeed!
- Ebonite Lining.
The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger, where a thin ebonite pipe with an oboe bore is adhered. Ebonite is an excellent material for wind instruments, as is proven with top-grade mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets as well as bassoon liners. Much knowledge was derived from our own bassoon manufacturing, and with further engineering, Yamaha successfully developed oboes with reliability and the warmth of wood.
- Tone Holes
Every tone-hole (except metal octave vents) is lined with POM resin for air-tight, stable contact between each pad. In the rare event that the wood should crack, the damage to the tone-hole profile and intonation would be minimal thanks to the inserts.