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Please be aware that our normal warranty/guarantee cover does not apply to this instrument as it has been pre-owned by a client and sold by us on their behalf. Whilst we do all we can to ensure that they are working to the best of their ability, such goods are purchased as seen. However if the item is purchased online, the procedure is covered by our distant selling rules which can be found on the delivery/returns page.
This Howarth S5 oboe is ideal for the advanced player looking for a professional oboe with an excellent full tone. It was made in Dec 1983 and is in good condition for its age.
The S5 is handmade and features the full gillet and thumplate keywork to complete diplomas, degrees and perform to the highest level. This model has thick walls for a large and powerful sound and an custom extra long LH C# key for those tricky passages.
The S5 has been discontinued but is most similar to the modern Howarth XL model.
- Grenadilla wood
- Silver plated keywork, Thick walls,
- Full Gillet system keywork with a thumbplate
- Semi-automatic octave
- 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 ~730g
Wear & Tear Observations: This oboe is in good condition with very minimal wear to the silver plating and just a small crack to the bell (This will be filled during its service). As the tenon has a metal sheath inside the crack doesn't go into the bore other than this the wooden body is in good condition. The Howarth markings are slightly faded in places but still legible.
This Howarth S5 comes in its good condition origional hard clasped case with an aditional case cover. Although the case cover is a bit worn it can easily be replaced with modern covers. There are some used mops and reed case included but I would recommend purchasing a Kolbl oboe pullthrough alongside this oboe.
- Model: S5
- Key: C
- Mechanism: Dual system
- Body: Grenadilla Wood