Musical instrument hire with the option to own
Superb student oboe outfit made by world famous specialists
The Howarth S10 student oboe is known around the world as the very best instrument for beginners. It comes highly recommended by professional oboists and teachers, many of whom started with this model themselves, and is by some margin the bestselling oboe in the UK. While it costs a little more than its competitors, the premium is well justified. Superior construction materials and Howarth’s exceptional craftsmanship make the S10 both extremely reliable and a real joy to play, and ensure that it holds its value when the time comes to trade in and upgrade.
Its body is built from seasoned African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) a traditional woodwind instrument hardwood that has recently been added to a list of endangered species. This material produces an unrivalled characterful timbre capable of huge expressive contrast. Like all wooden instruments, it is susceptible to damage when exposed to sudden or extreme changes in temperature and humidity, so it is important to instruct young musicians in proper oboe maintenance.
Sleek silver plated closed-hole keywork with plateau keys is mounted to the solid wooden frame, according to the English thumb-plate layout. It features single action octave keys, a low B-C link, a forked F venting mechanism, and a left-hand C-D trill key.
Each oboe comes supplied in a lightweight backpack style case and includes a reed-case and some cleaning materials.
Entry level 'thumb-plate' oboe for beginners
£61.90 for 12 months
£43.35 for 18 months
£34.07 for 24 months
£24.79 for 36 months
£20.16 for 48 months
£17.37 for 60 months
Superb oboe outfit for students of all levels
£94.43 for 12 months
£66.13 for 18 months
£51.97 for 24 months
£37.82 for 36 months
£30.74 for 48 months
£26.50 for 60 months
Exquisite oboe outfit for accomplished intermediate students
£209.08 for 12 months
£146.41 for 18 months
£115.07 for 24 months
£83.74 for 36 months
£68.07 for 48 months
£58.67 for 60 months
No nonsense folding music stand for everyday use
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