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Pre-Owned Howarth XL- Blackwood Oboe

£4999

  • Workshop Approved

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Manufacturer's Description

Howarth professional oboes have been developed to fulfil the demands and expectations of the world’s finest players. Working with eminent oboists we have now created three different prestige professional model instruments to satisfy individual players’ stylistic and technical requirements. These oboes are found in the greatest orchestras worldwide, and are played by many of the finest solo artists of international repute.

Handmade by our most experienced craftsmen, the accuracy and fine tolerances used during the manufacturing stage give a clean, quick action allowing a musician to play with confidence. Each oboe has a flexible diversity of tone giving the freedom to perform with great elegance and character.

The XL Model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers, taking into consideration the desired sound and response from the instrument. The XL has a large bore, and the wall thickness has been developed to give a big sound with classical projection.

General Condition

This instrument is in very good condition, with only minimal scratches to the keywork.

This instrument has been prepared for sale by our workshop.

Condition Report

Condition can be highly subjective. This information is to be taken as a guide only. E&OE.

  • Corks (1 to 10): 7
  • Mechanism (1 to 10): 9
  • Padding (1 to 10): 9
  • Plating (1 to 10): 8
  • Wood (1 to 10): 8

Specifications

  • Grenadilla-wood body
  • Full Conservatoire System
  • Semi-Automatic Octaves
  • 3rd Octave Key
  • C-D Trill Key (x 2)
  • C-C# Trill Key
  • Forked F vent
  • Extra trill mechanisms (Ab-Bb, Ab-A)
  • "Banana Key" - low C-C# trill
  • Eb-E trill mechanism
  • Articulated C# mechanism
  • Philadelphia link (double adjusting screw on C touch piece)
  • Metal-lined tenon sockets and sleeved tenons
  • Undercut tone holes
  • Low Bb vent
  • All necessary adjusting screws
  • Adjustable Thumbrest
  • Includes original hard case, cover, cleaning accessories, three reed cases, Korg metronome, and tuner

Item Details

Item number: C123245 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 490***
Manufacturer: Howarth
Model number: XL- Blackwood
Category: Pre-Owned Oboes and Cors Anglais

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