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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.
OB10632a OB10632a 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. (2016)
£795.00 Reserved
OB10630a Howarth S10B
The Howarth S10B is largely 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 it covered holes, close finger spacing for the smaller hand, and light weight for ease of handling. (2001)
£800.00 Reserved
OB10580a Howarth S10B
The Howarth S10B is largely 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 it covered holes, close finger spacing for the smaller hand, and light weight for ease of handling. (2002)
£875.00 Reserved
OB10631a Howarth S10
The Howarth S10 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)
£1,100.00 Reserved
OB10614b Howarth S10
The Howarth S10 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. (2015)
£1,100.00 Reserved
OB10617a Howarth S10
The Howarth S10 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. (2016)
£1,150.00 Reserved
OB10633a 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. (2002)
£1,500.00 Reserved
OB10555 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
OB10613a 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. (2015)
£1,900.00 Reserved
OB10635a 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. (2012)
£1,900.00 On approval

Semi-Professional Oboes

 -  6 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

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. The price of this instrument has recently been reduced from £2300 to £2100! (1982)
£2,100.00 On approval
OB10627a OB10627a Fox 330 £2,250.00 Available
OB10574a OB10574a Yamaha YOB-431
This intermediate Yamaha model has a design based on Yamaha's Custom models, displaying the same high level of hand crafting, These oboes feature accurate intonation and have keys which have been carefully designed for ergonomic comfort. (2004)
£2,500.00 Available
OB10622a 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. (2001)
£2,600.00 On approval
OB10639a 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. (2010)
£2,600.00 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 On approval

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  10 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. (Dated approx. 1980)
£3,000.00 Available
OB10612a OB10612a Rigoutat Classic
‘By the richness of its tone quality the… [Rigoutat Classic] remains the oboe of soloists and concert artists’. A professional instrument that is easy playing with a clear, resonant tone, this oboe has recently been converted to thumbplate system in our workshops. (Dated approx. 1986)
£3,400.00 Available
OB10584a OB10584a Loree Standard
Loree focus on innovating with the aim to achieve complete satisfaction of their worldwide clientele of performing artists. This oboe is made from grenadilla wood and has silver-plated keys. (2012)
£3,500.00 On approval
OB10604a 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. (1993)
£3,500.00 On approval
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 On approval
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 Reserved
OB10566 OB10566 Puchner Oboe
Made from grenadilla wood seasoned for over twenty years, this oboe demonstrates the Puchner company’s acoustic expertise and the highest levels of handcraft skills. It has fully professional keywork, finished with strongly resistant silver plating. (Dated approx. 2010)
£4,250.00 Available
OB10619a OB10619a 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. (2004)
£4,250.00 Available
OB10578a OB10578a Howarth S6
The Howarth S6 Oboe is a lightweight professional model, developed to reflect more modern tonal styles and requirements. This model is made from the finest selected African Blackwood, giving the oboe a warm sound and good tonal stability. Its mechanism is built with Nickel Silver components to retain a good feel under the fingers. (2008)
£4,500.00 Available
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 Available

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  6 instruments.

English thumbplate can be added at extra cost

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
OB10594a OB10594a 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. (1997)
£3,500.00 Reserved
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)
£3,600.00 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
OB10595a OB10595a Howarth XL (Cocobolo)
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, a lighter, lower density wood which produces a warm, rich palette, offering a distinct alternative in timbre. (2006)
£4,750.00 Available
OB10582a OB10582a Howarth XL (Cocobolo)
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, a lighter, lower density wood which produces a warm, rich palette, offering a distinct alternative in timbre. (2010)
£4,950.00 Available

Cor Anglais & Oboe d’Amore

 -  4 instruments.
OB10639b OB10639b Howarth S40 Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
The Howarth S40 is our graduate model cor anglais, suitable for advanced students and professionals. This instrument is dual system, has keys for almost every trill and produces a rich, mellow tone. (2010)
£3,650.00 Available
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
OB10514 OB10514 Monnig 180 Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
For many decades, Monnig have been internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading oboe manufacturing companies. This orchestral instrument offers a clear, focussed sound and a fully professional standard of keywork. (Dated approx. 2010). The price of this instrument has recently been reduced from £6700 to £5900!
£5,900.00 Available
OB10607a OB10607a Howarth XL Oboe d'Amore (Thumbplate)
The Howarth XL d'Amore boasts a unique tone hole structure design giving a more focussed sound, unparalleled intonation and projection, and increased comfort to the player's right hand. The density of the blackwood body gives a dark and powerful sound, enhancing the projection. At only 3 years old, this instrument has not been serviced in our workshops, but is sold as seen. (2016)
£6,995.00 Available

Open Hole and Historical Oboes

 -  3 instruments.
OB10589a OB10589a Howarth S2 XL
This instrument is a later example of a Howarth S2 oboe, which was our original professional semi-automatic oboe. It is open-holed, but has more modern keywork than the typical S2 oboe, including a third octave key and left hand F key. It is also wider-bodied than a typical S2. (1990)
£2,250.00 Available
OB10601a OB10601a Howarth S2
This instrument is a later example of a Howarth S2 oboe, which was our original professional semi-automatic oboe. It is open-holed, but has more modern keywork than the typical S2 oboe, including a third octave key and left hand F key. (1999)
£2,300.00 Available
OB10570a OB10570a Howarth S2
This instrument is a later example of a Howarth S2 oboe, which was our original professional semi-automatic oboe. It is open-holed, but has more modern keywork than the typical S2 oboe, including a third octave key and left hand F key. (1993)
£2,800.00 Available
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