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Howarth S20C Intermediate Oboe With 3rd Octave Key & VT Top Joint

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Get An Ideal Oboe For Younger Students - The Howarth S20C Conservatoire (French) System Oboe With 3rd Octave Key And Velvet Throat Top Joint

The Howarth S20C is light in weight and has covered keys making it ideal for the younger student with smaller hands. It is a simplified conservatoire system with semi-automatic octaves, which easily meets the needs of playing to an advanced level. The S20C has an excellent tone and reliable tuning.


Howarth developed a special synthetic for the bore of the instrument’s top joint which they named the “Velvet Throat” (VT) option. It offers added protection by creating a humidity barrier at the most vulnerable point.

This S20C oboe is being offered with the Velvet Throat (VT) synthetic lining of the top section of the top joint to prevent cracking in demanding climatic conditions.

  • Conservatoire System
  • Body in seasoned Grenadilla wood
  • Covered hole, silver plated keys
  • Semi-Automatic Octaves
  • 3rd Octave Key
  • C-D Trill Key (X 2)
  • C-C# Trill Key
  • Left-hand F Key
  • Forked F vent
  • Low Bb vent
  • Articulated C#
  • Additional Adjusting Screws, including top C# & F#-G# link
  • Supplied in quality protective case and cover, with accessories

Manufacturer: Howarth of London
Model: S20C+3RD VT
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I302322-N-0-B