Howarth XL Oboe
Howarth professional oboes are designed to fulfil the demands and expectations of the world’s finest players.
Handmade by our most experienced craftsmen, the accuracy and fine tolerances used during the manufacturing stage give a clean, quick action allowing a musician to play with confidence. Each oboe has a flexible diversity of tone giving the freedom to perform with great elegance and character.
The XL is available in either high density Grenadilla (Dalbergia melanoxylon) or in Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa).
Howarth professional oboes have metal socket liners and metal-sleeved tenons, offering greater protection and durability to the instrument and better mechanical security.
The keywork is finished in a generous layer of silver plate. Gold-plating is available to special order.
The XL is available with partially-lined or synthetic top joints, or a full synthetic body.
Howarth professional oboes are supplied in a bespoke solid wood case lined with green velvet, which is protected by a Howarth professional case cover.
The XL oboe is designed to accommodate players’ individual styles and requirements, taking into consideration the desired sound and response from the instrument.
It has a large bore and wall thickness and has been developed to give a big sound with classical projection.
Howarth oboes have a series of adjusting screws for fine tuning.
The adjustable thumbrest gives added comfort whilst playing.
Keywork is finished in a generous layer of silver plate. Gold-plating is available to special order.
All Howarth professional oboes have metal socket liners and metal-sleeved tenons.
Howarth professional models have a Philadelphia link, the double adjusting screw on the C touchpiece.
Howarth professional oboes are supplied in a bespoke solid wood case lined with green velvet.
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