Marigaux | Model M2 Oboe with Howarth thumbplate


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The Marigaux M2 model oboe with Howarth thumbplate is a professional dual system instrument.
Marigaux have been a leading manufacturer of high quality
instruments in their French factory for over 85 years. Every instrument
is hand finished by their experienced makers and fully tested and tuned
by professional players before it leaves the factory. This attention to
detail has made Marigaux oboes a popular choice for professional

The M2 model is the latest
professional model from Marigaux. It features a unique design with a
shortened top joint and longer length main body joint. The shorter head
joint allows the keywork to be redesigned to its optimum position and
reduces the risk of any cracking in the instrument. The M2 is supplied
with 2 head joints, one in Grenadilla wood and one made from synthetic
material. The synthetic joint has the same responsiveness and resonance
as the wooden joint, but is not affected by changes in temperature and

  • Instrument made from Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Innovative design, short head joint with a longer main body joint
  • Supplied with 2 head joints, one in Grenadilla wood, one in composite material
  • Conservatoire keywork with Howarth thumbplate, converting to dual system
  • Semi-automatic octaves
  • 3rd octave key (repositioned to the left of the thumbplate)
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Ergonomically designed G, G# and long F keys
  • Adjustment screw for the D-ring to facilitate a D to G slide in the top octave
  • Ergonomically designed C, C# and Eb keys
  • C to D trill keys x 2 (lower and upper)
  • C to C# trill key
  • Forked F vent
  • Ab to Bb and Ab to A trill keys
  • Low C to C# trill key (“Banana key”)
  • Eb to E trill key
  • Low Bb vent
  • Re-shaped bell
  • All necessary adjusting screws
  • Instrument is supplied in a Marigaux case and case cover
Additional head joints in different lengths are available to special order.

Additional information

SKU 2100000032334
Weight 2600 g


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