Howarth | S6 Thumbplate (Dual System) Oboe


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The S6 has been handmade by
experienced craftsmen in our UK factory and is finished to the highest standards. This lightweight professional oboe offers excellent tone and stability for advanced and professional players.


The S6 oboe is
available in high density Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon) with silver plated keywork.


  • Grenadilla wood (dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Full Conservatorie system keywork with a thumbplate (English system)
  • Semi-automatic octaves (English system)
  • 3rd octave key
  • C to D trill keys x 2 (lower and upper)
  • C to C# trill key
  • Forked F vent
  • Low B to C link
  • Ab to Bb and Ab to A trill keys
  • “Low C to C# trill key (“Banana key”)
  • Eb to E trill key
  • Articulated C# mechanism
  • Metal-lined tenon sockets and tipped tenons
  • Undercut tone holes
  • Low Bb vent
  • All necessary adjusting screws
  • Weight of instrument in Grenadilla¬† ~712g
  • Instrument is supplied in a Howarth lined case and case cover


Additional information

SKU 2100002307768
Weight 2000 g


Instrument Level