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.

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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

 -  5 instruments.
OB10866a 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. (2011)
£975.00 Reserved
OB10890a 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. (1988)
£1,500.00 Reserved
OB10852a Howarth S20c + TP
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. This oboe is dual system with a left hand F key. (1991)
£1,650.00 Reserved
OB10891a 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. (2005)
£1,750.00 Reserved
OB10887a 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. (2014)
£1,875.00 Reserved

Semi-Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  4 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10905a 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. (2005)
£2,500.00 Reserved
OB10897a 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. (1999)
£2,700.00 Reserved
OB10885a 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. (2005)
£3,000.00 Reserved
OB10901a 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. (2020)
£4,000.00 Reserved

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  8 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10860b OB10860b Ward and Winterbourn Oboe
Originally technicians for Boosey and Hawkes, Ward and Winterbourn set up their own company in 1971 and started producing their own oboes and clarinets. This oboe has covered holes and modern professional keywork, with the exception of a third octave key.
£2,250.00 Available
OB10865a OB10865a Adler Sonora
Manufactured by Adler in Germany, this oboe has professional level keywork and is made from grenadilla wood with silver-plated keys. It is dual system with a third octave key. (Dated approx. 1990)
£2,500.00 Available
OB10903a 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. (1979)
£3,500.00 Available
OB10886a OB10886a 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. (1979)
£3,500.00 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
OB10888a 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)
£5,000.00 Available
OB10900a Ludwig Frank Oboe £5,250.00 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

 -  6 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
OB10875a OB10875a Howarth S2
This instrument is an earlier example of a Howarth S2 oboe, which was our original professional semi-automatic model. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1974)
£1,500.00 Available
OB10856b OB10856b 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 left hand F key. (1992)
£2,300.00 Available
OB10871b OB10871b 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 left hand F key.(1992)
£2,500.00 Available

Reed Making Equipment

 -  29 instruments.
OB10881g OB10881g Unknown No. 2 Oboe Mandrel
New price approx. £15
£4.00 Available
OB10881h OB10881h Unknown No. 2 Oboe Mandrel
New price approx. £15
£4.00 Available
OB10881i OB10881i Unknown No. 2 Oboe Mandrel
New price approx. £15
£4.00 Available
OB10881j OB10881j Pisoni Oboe Mandrel
New price approx. £15
£4.00 Available
OB10881m OB10881m Unknown No. 1 Cor Anglais Mandrel
New price approx. £15.50
£4.00 Available
OB10881n OB10881n Unkown No. 2 Cor Anglais Mandrel
New price approx. £15.50
£4.00 Available
OB10876l OB10876l Unknown Pre-Gouger £5.00 Available
OB10877h OB10877h Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10877i OB10877i Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10877j OB10877j Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10877k OB10877k Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10877l OB10877l Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10877m OB10877m Unknown Bevel-Edged Knife Left Handed £10.00 Available
OB10878q OB10878q Unknown Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878r OB10878r Unknown Oboe No. 1 Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878g OB10878g Allcock Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878h OB10878h Allcock Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878i OB10878i Allcock Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878j OB10878j Allcock Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878k OB10878k Allcock Oboe Shaper Tip £15.00 Available
OB10878s OB10878s Rieger Oboe No. 3 Shaper Tip
New price approx. £126
£30.00 Available
OB10878a OB10878a Reeds 'n' Stuff D'Amore Shaper Form H50
New price approx. £100
£30.00 Available
OB10878e OB10878e Reeds 'n Stuff Cor Anglais Shaper Form Klopfer 845
New price approx. £108
£30.00 Available
OB10878f OB10878f Reeds 'n Stuff D'Amore Shaper Form Klopfer 750
New price approx. £108
£30.00 Available
OB10878l OB10878l Kunibert Michel Shaper Handle with Built-in Tip £50.00 Available
OB10878x OB10878x Rieger Shaper Handle with D'Amore Shape
New price approx. £220
£70.00 Available
OB10876f OB10876f Allcock Gouging Machine
New price approx. £1200
£400.00 Available
OB10876i OB10876i Allcock Oboe Gouging Machine
New price approx. £1200
£400.00 Available
OB10918a OB10918a Kunibert Michel Gouging Machine
New price approx. £1325
£650.00 Available
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