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Oboe Hire

Comprehensive range of oboes to suit all players looking to hire, from young beginner to professional.

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Hire an oboe today - please don't hesitate to contact us to find the perfect instrument for your needs. We have oboes from Junior models right up to full professional keywork systems

  • Each instrument is sent out with a Richard Craig Woodwind Soft Oboe reed and all the necessary cleaning and maintenance equipment.
  • Consortium Music hire instruments are all quality tested before they are sent out and have been maintained and tested to the highest standards.
  • Hire for a minimum of 6 months and we will take care of all maintenance and cleaning for the duration of the hire.
  • Return at any time after 6 months, or upgrade to a Howarth S20c or Howarth S40c.

Howarth Junior Oboes are the perfect start for any young budding double reed player. Junior Oboes are pitched in C, the same as full system models and have a full chromatic range over two octaves. Howarth Junior Oboes have covered holes for small hands reduced keywork for a lighter instruments and are designed for students as young as 7 to start playing comfortably from day one. Howarth Junior oboes are made from quality African Blackwood or Grade A ABS plastic (Junior PLUS) upon request.

Howarth S20c Oboes are specially designed with reduced keywork and covered holes for young and beginner players of all ages. S20c hire oboe bodies are made entirely from seasoned African Blackwood and come with optional top joint linings. A simplified Conservatoire System has been developed by Howarth to give students the best introduction to technique fundamentals and a focus on sound production. Howarth S20c student oboes have a Left-hand F, Articulated C, Bb vent on the bell and third octave.

Howarth S40c Oboes are a full system oboe for young and experienced players. The Howarth S40c has G#-A trill and Ab-Bb trill, double C-head and third octave.

Howarth S50c Oboes have a full professional Gillet Keywork system. They have a lighter body than most professional models to keep them light enough for smaller players and young talent.

What’s Included

Howarth Oboe, protective backpack case, RCW Academy reed, Cork Grease, Cleaning Mops or pull-throughs.



Grenadilla Body (or ABS resin by request), Pitched in C, simplified keywork for Junior and Student Models. Full professional keywork systems for the S40 and S50.

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.

Can you send oboes interstate?

Yes, our hire program covers the entire country. We will express post the instrument to you and you can send it back via post at any time during the hire for servicing, cleaning and regular maintenance.

Can I buy the oboe after hiring?

If you contact us within the first three months of a hire contract, we will minus the hire fees from the purchase of a new instrument. As the hire instrument is not new, we will ask you to send it back and send you a brand new Howarth Oboe.

What if the oboe stops working?

Contact us immediately, we can have a qualified technician on the phone to diagnose the problem and get a replacement sent out to you as soon as possible.

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