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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

 -  8 instruments.
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
OB10592a 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. (2007)
£950.00 Reserved
OB10603a Howarth S10 £975.00 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
OB10596a 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
OB10591a 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. (2000)
£1,800.00 Reserved
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

Semi-Professional Oboes

 -  9 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
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
OB10610a 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. (2013)
£2,995.00 Reserved
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. This oboe has a third octave key. (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
OB10585a 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. This oboe has a third octave key. (2011)
£3,000.00 Reserved

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  7 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10587a OB10587a Selmer Oboe £3,000.00 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 Available
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 Available
OB10566 OB10566 Puchner Oboe £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 Reserved

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  8 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 Available
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
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 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)
£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
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
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

 -  3 instruments.
OB10590a OB10590a Kreul Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
The Kreul company was probably the most significant oboe maker in Germany in the mid-20th century. Their instruments are known to have a dark, characteristically German tone. This cor anglais is a beautifully-sounding professional instrument.
£3,500.00 Reserved
OB10514 OB10514 Monnig 180 Cor Anglais (Conservatoire)
This is a conservatoire system instrument (Dated approx. 2010)
£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

Other

 -  3 instruments.
OB10598a Buffet 4121 Oboe £750.00 Available
OB10614a Howarth Junior
(2017)
£800.00 Reserved
OB10616a 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. (2011)
£4,995.00 Available
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