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Howarth - Junior Oboe [HM2250]

by Howarth

  • Closed hole model with all covered holes
  • Special simplified and lightweight key mechanism
  • Extensions on 4 finger plates for greater comfort
  • Thumb-plate system with single action octaves; conservatoire version with semi-automatic octaves
  • Uses standard fingerings, allowing easy progression to more advanced models
  • Fully chromatic range of 2½ octaves from bottom C
  • Uses standard oboe reeds
  • Body made from African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
  • Keywork made from nickel silver which is silver plated for durability

The Howarth Junior Oboe is based on the long established and popular Howarth S10 recommended by leading teachers and used by music services throughout the UK. It is full size, but younger players need a lighter instrument - the Junior is 80 grams (nearly 3oz) lighter than the S10, and all the finger holes are covered, with extensions to four of them to reduce the stretch for small hands. The key system has been kept as simple as possible and keywork which is most liable to easy damage has been removed.

The Junior Oboe has a chromatic range of over two and a half octaves from low C, using standard fingerings to ease the transition to more advanced models. It is available as a thumbplate version with single octaves, or as a conservatoire version with semi-automatic octaves. As is the case for all our oboes, the Howarth Junior Oboe is made in wood and produces a good sound and stable intonation.


  1. All deliveries are priced at £5.95 for standard sized parcels or £2,99 for small packages under £100.00 value. Any orders over £100 are sent free of any delivery charges.
  2. Our couriers are UPS & Initial City Link. Our aim is to send orders out for delivery to arrvie  within 5 working days of the order. For smaller items we use Royal Mail Recorded Delivery Service.We reserve the right to sub contract our courier service where destinations are not UK mainland.
  3. You wil also have the option to 'Click & Collect' in store which will mean no carriage charge will be applied to the order but the customer will pick the order in store. This option appears when checking out.
  4. Next day deliveries are possible where stock allows, please call 0141 955 1812 for information.

Finance options are avaliable on items over £500.