Howarth XL Grenadilla Oboe, 2013, serial number 7352. This top of the line oboe has been moderately played, well cared for, and is in excelleninstrument with a warm, dark tone; wonderful response; and an even scale. This is one of my favorites of all time, but I no longer need three oboes, and this is the older of my two Howarths. A small hairline crack across post in top joint was expertly repaired by Nora Post, without need for pin, and is undetectable. A picture of this section of the upper joint was included in gallery.
Oboe includes: Howarth case and cover (excellent condition), leather reed case, screw driver and new silk swab, and a generous supply of oboe reeds or cane in the form of your choice. 3 day trials are available. Please contact Kathy directly for more information and a link to a demo of the instrument that was made.
Note: I recently visited Heidi Chisholm, a noted oboe repair person in NY, for a well-oboe check-up. The oboe was in great shape. She loves this instrument as much as I do, and even suggested that I include her recommendation in my listing. Thank you Heidi.
These oboes sell for $9900 new, and our price is highly competitive in the market based on our market survey.