• 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.


Grenadilla body and bell

Kingwood body and bell (Optional)


Silverplated nickel silver


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


Narrow European bore design

Cork pads on all but the three lowest keys