Howarth | S40C Semi-Automatic System Oboe




The Howarth S40C 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.

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
  • Conservatoire (French) system
  • Semi-Automatic Octaves
  • 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), Synthetic top joint, Full synthetic body


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