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The Howarth XL oboe is a prestige model developed in 1995 that has found a home in many premier orchestras.  It is a full conservatory, professional instrument and it comes in a solid wood case with a nylon case cover.  


Technical Specification:

  • Body in African Blackwood, also known as Grenadilla 

  • Full Conservatoire System

  • Semi-Automatic Octaves

  • 3rd Octave Key

  • C-D Trill Key (x 2)

  • C-C# Trill Key

  • Forked F vent

  • Extra trill mechanisms (Ab-Bb, Ab-A)

  • "Banana Key" - low C-C# trill

  • Eb-E trill mechanism

  • Articulated C# mechanism

  • Philadelphia link (double adjusting screw on C touch piece)

  • Metal-lined tenon sockets and sleeved tenons

  • Undercut tone holes

  • Low Bb vent

  • All necessary adjusting screws

  • Adjustable Thumbrest

  • Weight ca 745g

  • Solid wood case with Nylon Case Cover










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