Howarth S45C Thumbplate (Dual System) Oboe

The Howarth S45C is a graduate model instrument designed for intermediate to advanced level players.

Lighter in weight than our professional model oboes, the keywork on the S45C has many of the same features as a professional level instrument with the dual-system allowing a variety of fingerings and trills. The thicker walled body of the S45C makes it slightly heavier than the S40C, but gives it a more powerful sound.

An ideal upgrade from our student models, the S45C will take players past grade 8 and diploma level.


  • Body made from Grenadilla wood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Conservatoire system with thumbplate (Dual system)
  • Lined tenon sockets
  • Undercut tone holes for greater resonance
  • Semi-Automatic Octaves
  • 3rd Octave Key
  • C-D trill key (upper and lower)
  • C-C# trill key
  • Forked F vent
  • Left hand F key
  • Low B-C Link
  • Ab-Bb trill key
  • Ab-A trill key
  • Low C-C# trill key ('Banana' key)
  • Low Bb vent
  • Additional Adjusting Screws
  • Instrument is supplied in a Howarth Academy case with case cover, cleaning materials, cork grease and reed case

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£6375.00( If bought from United Kingdom )
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