Yamaha's intermediate oboes are based on the design of their high-end custom models, ensuring a level of expertise and quality of sound only hand-crafted instruments can provide.
The Yamaha YOB-431B Oboe is made of top quality aged and seasoned granadilla wood for a rich professional sound. It features accurate intonation, a balanced response and an exquisite tone - truly professional quality at an intermediate model price. It has a semi-automatic octave system and the keys are hand-adjusted by experienced artisans for superb playability.
The 431B features a simplified Conservatoire system with semi-automatic octave keys and a thumbplate; the preferred system in the UK. Yamaha's intermediate models also feature a left-hand F key and additional 3rd octave key for additional dexterity and convenience, and the fork F resonance key ensures a more even and clear tone.
The YOB-431B is also available with Yamaha's Duet+ Technology (YOB-431MB) which is a state of the art resin which is moulded onto the bore of the upper joint. This innovative technology assists in the prevention of cracking and various quality issues with wooden instruments, while still maintaining the resonance and tone of the Grenadilla wood. Please call to order or if you would like more information.