Howarth S55 Dual System Oboe

This is a full Gillet conservatoire system oboe with thumb plate added. I can supply it as dual system or conservatoire only. Made in 2004, this instrument has had one amateur owner. It’s in excellent condition with no cracks. Plating is close to perfect except for the thumb plate (see photo). It has just been fully serviced and comes with a six month guarantee.

This is an entry level professional model with full professional keywork including left hand F but there is no third octave. The S55 body is thicker and heavier than an S50 which gives the instrument a full, rich sound. Celia loves this oboe – it plays beautifully and would suit more advanced students looking for their first pro model, or adult amateurs.

Status: Currently on hire


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