Second Hand Oboes List


Please note there are waiting lists for student, intermediate and semi-professional model oboes. Please email oboe@howarthlondon.com or telephone 0207 935 2407 to enquire about availability and to be added to a waiting list.

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 workshop.

If you have a good quality instrument you are considering selling, please telephone us to discuss our sales procedure.
Please read through our sales policy to familiarise yourself with the procedure.

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

 -  4 instruments.
OB10834a OB10834a 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. (2015)
£750.00 Available
OB10800a OB10800a 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)
£995.00 Available
OB10814a OB10814a 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. (2008)
£1,000.00 Available
OB10806a 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. (1999)
£1,700.00 Reserved

Semi-Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  5 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10627a OB10627a Fox 330
The Fox 330 is a semi-professional model of oboe, made of plastic resin and popular due to its outstanding tone quality, resonance, and intonation. This instrument has many features that are appealing for oboists playing at an advanced level, such as a left F key and 'banana' trill key. (1974)
£2,250.00 Available
OB10795a 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. (2006)
£2,495.00 Reserved
OB10804a 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. (1993)
£2,500.00 Reserved
OB10805a OB10805a Loree Cabart 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. (2012)
£2,800.00 Available
OB10813a 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. (2015)
£3,000.00 Reserved

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  5 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10785a OB10785a Marigaux Oboe
With a free-flowing low register and even and direct high register, Marigaux oboes are excellent orchestral instruments played by the greatest ensembles worldwide. Made from rigorously selected grenadilla wood, with semi-automatic octaves and silver-plated keys, its standard of manufacture displays the excellent reputation of French craftsmanship (1966).
£2,750.00 Available
OB10811a OB10811a Howarth S5
One of our original professional models, 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 offering fine tuning and a large, focussed sound. (1993)
£3,500.00 Available
OB10812a OB10812a Howarth S5
One of our original professional models, 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, offering fine tuning and a focussed sound. (1988)
£3,500.00 Available
OB10739a OB10739a Howarth S5
One of our original professional models, 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. (1995)
£3,750.00 Available
OB10809a OB10809a Bulgheroni Musa
Bulgheroni’s Musa model encapsulates years of tradition accumulated over years of experience. Designed for solo or orchestral playing, the Musa guarantees excellent ease of performance due to the workmanship of its wood and mechanism. (2018)
£5,750.00 Available

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  1 instrument.

English thumbplate can be added at extra cost

OB10701a OB10701a 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. (2010)
£5,250.00 Available

Open Hole and Historical Oboes

 -  4 instruments.
OB10661a OB10661a Howarth S1
Our original oboe model, the Howarth S1 is a simple octave thumb-plate ring model oboe. This instrument is open-holed, so would be well-suited to an adult learner of the oboe. (1955)
£1,100.00 Available
OB10683a OB10683a Howarth S1
Our original oboe model, the Howarth S1 is a simple octave thumb-plate ring model oboe. This instrument is open-holed, so would be well-suited to an adult learner of the oboe. (1959)
£1,400.00 Available
OB10672a OB10672a Howarth S3 + TP
This instrument is an example of one of our original professional semi-automatic models. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1975)
£1,500.00 Available
OB10663a OB10663a Howarth S2
This instrument is an example of our original professional semi-automatic model, the Howarth S2. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1992)
£2,250.00 Available

Cor Anglais and Oboe D'Amore

 -  2 instruments.
OB10783a OB10783a Ward and Winterbourne Cor Anglais (Thumbplate)
After starting their careers working for Boosey and Hawkes, Mr. Ward and Mr. Winterbourne established their own London-based company in 1971. This instrument is open-holed and made from African Blackwood with silver-plated keys (Dated approx. 1980).
£1,800.00 Available
OB10826b OB10826b 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. (2002)
£3,450.00 Available
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