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.
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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

 -  3 instruments.
OB10837a 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. (1981)
£950.00 Reserved
OB10846a 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. (2010)
£1,100.00 Reserved
OB10832a 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 Reserved

Semi-Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  2 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10835a OB10835a Yamaha YOB-431B
The YOB-431B model is made from top-quality aged and seasoned grenadilla wood for a rich 'professional' sound. It features accurate intonation, a balanced response, and an exquisite tone. The ergonomic key design is based upon the Custom series for comfortable performance and precise playability. (Dated approx. 2018)
£2,750.00 Available
OB10841a OB10841a 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. This oboe is unplayed. (2003)
£2,800.00 Available

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  15 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10854a OB10854a 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. (1956)
£1,950.00 Available
OB10849a OB10849a 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. (1977)
£2,700.00 Available
OB10836a OB10836a 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. (1986)
£2,950.00 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
OB10848a OB10848a 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. (2000)
£3,800.00 Available
OB10823a OB10823a Loree Royal
Loree focus on innovating with the aim to achieve complete satisfaction of their worldwide clientele of performing artists. The Loree Royal has the same technical specifications as the Standard model, with the additional features of an adjustable thumb rest, tenons with dual metal reinforcement, and an extra regulation screw. (2018)
£4,000.00 Available
OB10826a OB10826a 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. (2001)
£4,500.00 Available
OB10830a OB10830a 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. (2002)
£4,500.00 Available
OB10794a OB10794a Marigaux 901
With a free-flowing low register and even and direct high register, the Marigaux 901 is an excellent orchestral oboe 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. (2005)
£4,500.00 Available
OB10838a OB10838a Marigaux 901
With a free-flowing low register and even and direct high register, the Marigaux 901 is an excellent orchestral oboe 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. (2007)
£4,500.00 On approval
OB10831a OB10831a 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 wood, a lighter density alternative to grenadilla wood known for its rich, warm sound properties. (2001)
£4,750.00 Available
OB10843a OB10843a 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 wood, a lighter density alternative to grenadilla wood known for its rich, warm sound properties. (2001)
£4,750.00 On approval
OB10857a OB10857a Howarth XM
The XM model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers, taking into consideration the desired sound and response from the instrument. The XM has thinner walls than the XL and a smaller bore producing a continental dark sound. (2015)
£5,500.00 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

 -  3 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

Cor Anglais and Oboe D'Amore

 -  1 instrument.
OB10833b OB10833b Loree Royal d'amore
Produced by one of the longest-established oboe manufacturers worldwide, this professional-level d’Amore has a thicker body than the standard Loree model, with specially-selected wood which offers a darker and more rounded tone. This is a dual system instrument with a third octave key, which also boasts additional features such as an adjustable thumb rest, and tenons with dual metal reinforcement. (1994)
£4,500.00 Reserved
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