Buffet Crampon Prestige Greenline Model Oboe with Howarth thumbplate

The Buffet Crampon Prestige Greenline model oboe is a professional model for advanced players. Designed and manufactured in their French workshops, the Prestige model is hand finished to the highest standards. The addition of a Howarth thumbplate converts the instrument to dual system (English system).

The Buffet Crampon Greenline Prestige model is manufactured in high density composite Grenadilla wood. This offers all the resonance and responsiveness of the standard wood body, but is resistant to changes in humidity and temperature.

  • Body in composite Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Conservatoire system with Howarth thumbplate, converting to dual system
  • Semi-automatic octaves
  • 3rd octave key (moved to the side of the 1st octave key)
  • C to D trill keys x 2 (lower and upper)   
  • C to C# trill key   
  • Forked F vent   
  • Ab to Bb and Ab to A trill keys   
  • Low C to C# trill key ("Banana key")   
  • Eb to E trill key   
  • Articulated C# mechanism   
  • Low Bb vent   
  • Metal capped tenon sockets
  • All necessary adjusting screws   
  • Instrument is supplied in a Buffet Crampon case and cover

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