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

 -  1 instrument.
OB10772a Howarth S10
The Howarth S10 is widely recognised as the best student English system oboe available by leading teachers and Music Services throughout the U.K. The instrument is particularly suitable for students due to its covered holes, close finger spacing for the smaller hand, and light weight for ease of handling. (Dated approx. 2006)
£1,000.00 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
OB10758a Howarth S45
This oboe is a graduate model, designed for the diploma-level player, which includes many essential features found on a professional oboe. This is a thicker-walled model and will therefore allow for more projection and produce a darker tone. This oboe has a third octave key. (2007)
£3,000.00 Reserved

Professional Dual System Oboes

 -  4 instruments.

Conservatory system with English thumbplate

OB10752a OB10752a Howarth S5 Oboe
One of our original professional models, 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 lightweight offering fine tuning and a focussed sound. (1992)
£3,500.00 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. (Dated approx. 1995)
£4,000.00 Available
OB10756a OB10756a Buffet Greenline
Developed with the input of respected international oboists, the Greenline model has improved ergonomics and acoustics compared to Buffet’s previous models. Buffet developed ‘greenline’ material (a mixture of 95% grenadilla wood powder and 5% resin) both to help conserve the world’s grenadilla supply and to create an oboe less susceptible to atmospheric variations. (Dated approx. 2003)
£4,500.00 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

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

Cors Anglais and Oboe D'Amore

 -  4 instruments.
OB10784a OB10784a Howarth S20 Cor Anglais
The S20 is our intermediate model of cor anglais, made to the same specification as the Howarth S20 oboe. It is relatively light in weight and has covered keys, making it ideal for the younger player. This instrument features plateau keys, a semi-automatic octave mechanism and lined tenon sockets. (1994)
£2,800.00 Reserved
OB10749a OB10749a Howarth S20 Cor Anglais
The S20 is our intermediate model of cor anglais, made to the same specification as the Howarth S20 oboe. It is relatively light in weight and has covered keys, making it ideal for the younger player. This instrument features plateau keys, a semi-automatic octave mechanism, and lined tenon sockets. (2006)
£3,000.00 On approval
OB10766a OB10766a Howarth S5 Cor Anglais (Conservatoire)
One of our original professional models, the Howarth S5 remains a popular cor anglais model internationally. This instrument is relatively lightweight, offering fine tuning and a focussed sound. A thumbplate can be added at extra cost. (2006)
£4,750.00 Available
OB10782a OB10782a Loree Royal Cor Anglais (Conservatoire)
Produced by one of the longest-established oboe manufacturers worldwide, this professional -level cor anglais has all the specifications of the standard Loree model along with additional features such as a re-shaped bell design, an adjustable thumb rest, and tenons with dual metal reinforcement. This is a conservatoire system instrument with a third octave key. (1995)
£5,000.00 Reserved
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