Second Hand Oboes List


Please note there are waiting lists for student, intermediate and semi-professional model oboes. Please email oboe@howarthlondon.com or telephone 0207 935 2407 to enquire about availability and to be added to a waiting list.

Unless otherwise stated, all oboes receive a pre-sale service undertaken by our specialist oboe technicians to ensure they are in the best possible condition. The price advertised always includes the servicing costs, whether the instrument has been serviced or is presently in our workshop.

If you have a good quality instrument you are considering selling, please telephone us to discuss our sales procedure.
Please read through our sales policy to familiarise yourself with the procedure.

Please note that our Open Hole Oboe list is now full and we are currently not taking new Open Hole consignments.



Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Student / Intermediate Thumbplate Oboes

 -  2 instruments.
OB10742a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (1987)
£1,500.00 Reserved
OB10707a Howarth S20
This intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. It includes certain key features, such as semi-automatic octaves, which are essential for playing at an advanced level. (2005)
£1,750.00 Reserved

Semi-Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  3 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10627a OB10627a Fox 330
The Fox 330 is a semi-professional model of oboe, made of plastic resin and popular due to its outstanding tone quality, resonance, and intonation. This instrument has many features that are appealing for oboists playing at an advanced level, such as a left F key and 'banana' trill key. (1974)
£2,250.00 Available
OB10638a OB10638a Fox Artist 330
The Fox Artist 330 is a semi-professional model of oboe, made of plastic resin and popular due to its outstanding tone quality, resonance, and intonation. This instrument has many features that are appealing for oboists playing at an advanced level, such as a third octave key, a left F key and 'banana' trill key. (1994)
£2,700.00 Available
OB10380 OB10380 Buffet Oboe
For over 200 years, the Buffet Crampon company have helped musicians to express artistic excellence and passionate musicality. This oboe is a graduate-level dual system instrument with a split D and third octave key. THIS OBOE HAS RECENTLY BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE! (1972)
£2,750.00 Available

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  4 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10740a OB10740a Howarth S5
Our original professional model, the S5 remains the benchmark upon which the Howarth reputation for quality has been built. Having developed over the years to reflect changing tonal styles and requirements, this S5 oboe is thick-walled offering fine tuning and a large, powerful sound. (2002)
£3,900.00 Available
OB10600a OB10600a Buffet Prestige
Standing out with its open and assertive character, the qualities of Buffet oboes have been acclaimed worldwide for many years. With a centred yet flexible tone, and outstanding stability, this instrument is suited to playing many types of repertoire, including orchestral, chamber, or solo.
£4,000.00 Available
OB10734a OB10734a Loree Royal AK
Loree focus on innovating with the aim to achieve complete satisfaction of their worldwide clientele of performing artists. The Loree Royal has the same technical specifications as the Standard model, with the additional features of an adjustable thumb rest, tenons with dual metal reinforcement, and an extra regulation screw. (2008)
£4,350.00 Available
OB10726a OB10726a Howarth XL
The XL model has been carefully designed for the exacting demands of professional performers. Its large bore and thick walls have been developed to give a big sound with classical projection. (2005)
£4,750.00 Available

Conservatory System Oboes

 -  2 instruments.

English thumbplate can be added at extra cost

OB10746a OB10746a Howarth S20c
This conservatoire system intermediate model is designed for the keen student player and easily meets the needs of playing up to Grade 8 and beyond. The S20 is light in weight and thus suitable for accomplished young players. This oboe has a third octave key and left-hand F key. (2012)
£1,800.00 Reserved
OB10522 OB10522 Howarth S40c
This oboe is a conservatoire system graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This model remains comparatively light in weight and is therefore suitable for accomplished young musicians. (2012)
£2,700.00 Available

Open Hole and Historical Oboes

 -  5 instruments.
OB10661a OB10661a Howarth S1
Our original oboe model, the Howarth S1 is a simple octave thumb-plate ring model oboe. This instrument is open-holed, so would be well-suited to an adult learner of the oboe. (1955)
£1,100.00 Available
OB10535 OB10535 Howarth S2
This instrument is an earlier example of a Howarth S2 oboe, which was our original professional semi-automatic model. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1966)
£1,400.00 Available
OB10683a OB10683a Howarth S1
Our original oboe model, the Howarth S1 is a simple octave thumb-plate ring model oboe. This instrument is open-holed, so would be well-suited to an adult learner of the oboe. (1959)
£1,400.00 Available
OB10672a OB10672a Howarth S3 + TP
This instrument is an example of one of our original professional semi-automatic models. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1975)
£1,500.00 Available
OB10663a OB10663a Howarth S2
This instrument is an example of our original professional semi-automatic model, the Howarth S2. It is open-holed, so may be ideal for an adult learner of the oboe. (1992)
£2,250.00 Available
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