This is a Howarth S2 model oboe manufactured in 1993. It has a rich sound and a great scale. It is a full Grenadilla instrument with a full conservatory English mechanism, which includes a ring key for the right hand D key. This instrument is in impeccable, near new condition, with no cracks or condition issues.
The original S2 oboes were made without a left hand F key, but this one has the posts and springs for a left F, which was a special addition for S2 oboes destined for the American market. The connector and left F key are currently missing, however we have ordered the key from Howarth and will install it once it arrives if the next owner would like it!
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