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Howarth Junior Oboe


Light weight wooden beginner oboe for young children. Modified keywork for small hands

Full Description

Full Product Details

Full Description

The Howarth Junior Conservatoire oboe is a beginner level instrument that has been specifically designed for our youngest players. It is our lightest student model oboe and is manufactured from the traditional Grenadilla wood used for our professional model instruments.

The instrument has a chromatic range of 2½ octaves from low C and the keywork has been further simplified to keep the instrument light and reduce any risk of accidental keywork damage. The keys themselves are fully covered and have been extended to reduce the stretch for small hands.

The instrument is pitched in C and uses the standard oboe fingerings and reeds. The Howarth Junior Conservatoire oboe is an ideal beginner instrument and will take the player through their early graded music exams until they are ready to comfortably progress to a full system oboe, such as the S20C.


Lightweight design
Quality Grenadilla body
Sturdy backpack style case
RCW Academy Reed Included

What’s Included

backpack case
cleaning brushes
cork grease
reed case (holds 3 reeds)
care instructions


Body made from Grenadilla wood (Dalbergia Melanoxylon)
Silver plated keywork
Simplified conservatoire (French) system
Semi-automatic octaves
All keys are closed hole
Full chromatic range of 2 and a half octaves, starting from low C
Weight ~0.46kg
Uses standard size oboe reeds
Instrument is supplied in a Howarth Student backpack case with cleaning materials, cork grease and a reed case

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all instruments come with a warranty?

All new instruments come with a minimum 24 month warranty on repairs and we will take care of all servicing and cleaning within the first 12 months upon request. All second hand instruments come with a 6 month guarantee from the date of purchase.

Can you service my instruments?

Consortium Music is owned and operated by a team of specialist Brass and Woodwind repair technicians, we are a full service workshop from general maintenance to major repairs and custom builds. Whether you are local or interstate, we can advise you on the best way to get your instrument here for specialist care.

How much is shipping?

All orders over $100 are shipped free within Australia. Orders less than $100 will be shipped at cost (usually $10-$30) depending on the size of the Australia Post satchel.

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