• Skilled artisans braze and adjust all keys on Yamaha oboes by hand to optimize the balance of each individual instrument.
  • A highly polished bore gives excellent intonation, tonal balance, and resistance.
  • Hand-tapered, undercut tone holes produce precise, even intonation and response.
  • The nickel silver bell ring increases the effective density of the bell for improved response and tone.

Body

Grenadilla body and bell

Kingwood body and bell (Optional)

Mechanism

Silverplated nickel silver

Keywork

  • Full conservatory system
  • Left hand F
  • Fork F resonance key
  • Third octave key (Optional)

Extras

Narrow European bore design

Cork pads on all but the three lowest keys