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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Student / Intermediate Thumbplate Oboes

 -  4 instruments.
OB10553 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. (2009)
£1,700.00 On approval
OB10555 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. (2001)
£1,800.00 Reserved
OB10510 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. (2011)
£1,900.00 Reserved
OB10599a 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)
£1,900.00 On approval

Semi-Professional Oboes

 -  6 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10437 OB10437 Cabart Standard 74
A Cabart 74 oboe, known for its high standard of manufacture, is an excellent choice for the diploma-level or advanced player. This model is semi-professional and of a comparable standard to the Howarth S40 or S45. (1988)
£2,100.00 Available
OB10416 OB10416 Cabart Standard 74
A Cabart 74 oboe, known for its high standard of manufacture, is an excellent choice for the diploma-level or advanced player. This model is semi-professional and of a comparable standard to the Howarth S40 or S45. (1985)
£2,200.00 Available
OB10240 OB10240 Cabart Standard 74
A Cabart 74 oboe, known for its high standard of manufacture, is an excellent choice for the diploma-level or advanced player. This model is semi-professional and of a comparable standard to the Howarth S40 or S45. (1982)
£2,300.00 Available
OB10484 OB10484 Cabart Standard 74
A Cabart 74 oboe, known for its high standard of manufacture, is an excellent choice for the diploma-level or advanced player. This model is semi-professional and of a comparable standard to the Howarth S40 or S45. (1981)
£2,400.00 Available
OB10576a Howarth S45
This dual-system 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. (2007)
£2,995.00 Reserved
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

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  3 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10550 OB10550 Howarth S5
Our original professional model, the S5 remains the benchmark upon which the Howarth reputation for quality has been built. Having developed over the years to reflect changing tonal styles and requirements, this S5 oboe is thick-walled offering fine tuning and a large, powerful sound. (2000)
£3,850.00 Available
OB10540 OB10540 Howarth S5
Our original professional model, the S5 remains the benchmark upon which the Howarth reputation for quality has been built. Having developed over the years to reflect changing tonal styles and requirements, this S5 oboe is lightweight and offers a focussed sound. (1983)
£4,000.00 Available
OB10524 OB10524 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. (2008)
£4,995.00 On approval

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  6 instruments.

English thumbplate can be added at extra cost

OB10461 OB10461 Howarth S40
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. (1997)
£2,350.00 Reserved
OB10543 OB10543 Buffet Prodige 4062
The Prodige oboe is an easy-to-play instrument that helps beginner oboists and experienced enthusiasts to progress quickly. This model is designed to facilitate mastery of the most difficult low register, allowing for smooth transitions from one octave to another, and to help students control their sound output and air flow. (Dated approx. 2016)
£2,500.00 Available
OB10522 OB10522 Howarth S40
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
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. (1989)
£4,000.00 Available
OB10333 OB10333 Buffet Prestige
Standing out with its open and assertive character, the qualities of Buffet oboes have been acclaimed worldwide for many years. With a centred yet flexible tone, and outstanding stability, this instrument is suited to playing many types of repertoire, including orchestral, chamber, or solo. (1994)
£4,250.00 Available
OB10536 OB10536 Howarth XL
This conservatoire system XL oboe 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. (2002)
£4,500.00 Available

Cor Anglais & Oboe d’Amore

 -  3 instruments.
OB10579a Howarth S20 Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
The S20 is our intermediate model of cor anglais, made to the same specification as the Howarth S20 oboe. It is relatively light in weight and has covered keys, making it ideal for the younger player. This instrument features plateau keys, a semi-automatic octave mechanism, lined tenon sockets, and a third octave key. (1997)
£2,750.00 Reserved
OB10590a OB10590a Kreul Cor Anglais (Thumbplate) £3,500.00 Available
OB10514 OB10514 Monnig 180 Cor Anglais (Conservatoire)
This is a conservatoire system instrument (Dated approx. 2010)
£5,900.00 Available
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