Howarth | S40C Full Automatic System Oboe with 3rd Octave Key




The Howarth S40C Automatic is a graduate model instrument designed for intermediate to advanced level players.

Lighter in weight than our professional model oboes, the keywork on the S40C has many of the same features as a professional level instrument, with a greater variety of fingerings and trills compared to the S20C. The octaves on S40C German system oboe are automatic.

An ideal upgrade from our student models, the S40C will take players to advanced student level.


  • Body made from Grenadilla wood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Full Conservatoire system
  • Fully-Automatic Octaves (German system)
  • 3rd Octave Key
  • C-D trill key (upper and lower)
  • C-C# trill key
  • Forked F vent
  • Left hand F key
  • Ab-Bb trill key
  • Ab-A trill key
  • Low C-C# trill key (‘Banana’ key)
  • Low Bb vent
  • Additional Adjusting Screws
  • Instrument is supplied in a Howarth Academy case with case cover, cleaning materials, cork grease and reed case
In addition to the standard model S40C, we are now able to offer the S40C with a partially lined top joint or fully synthetic top joint. Please enquire for further details and costs.

Additional information

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All wood body, Part-lined top joint (VT)


Instrument Level