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Yamaha YOB-431MBE Oboe

£2800.00
Yamaha YOB-431MBE Oboe

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YOB 400 Series Duet+ Oboe

Yamaha oboes have achieved clear sound quality and superb intonation by drastically improving the precision and stability of the bore. Also to cope with various quality issues inherent in wooden wind instruments, Duet+ models employ innovative techniques to form a protective layer next to the air column. The combination of precious wood and state-of-the-art resin is not simply a "Duet" of tradition and technology - it's a "Plus" advantage indeed!

Insert Molding

Yamaha is premiering this new technique (patent pending) to bring a reasonable solution to the intermediate family. The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone-holes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is injected into the cavity, instantly forming the inner shape of an oboe. It is designed to preserve as much as 90% of the wooden portion, while its natural appearance is hardly distinguishable from conventional all-wooden models.

Tone Holes

Upper-joint tone holes (except metal octave vents) are molded simultaneously with the resin bore.

Joint Tenon

The upper joint tenon is also formed as an extension to the resin bore. This ensures smooth connection between the joints even under moist conditions.


The YOB-431B is made of top quality aged and seasoned grenadilla wood for a rich 'professional' sound. This is the same material as used on our Custom models and it has been carefully crafted in a similar manner. It features accurate intonation, a balanced response, and an exquisite tone - truly professional quality at an intermediate model price. The 431B has a semi-automatic octave system and also includes a thumb plate. The keys are hand-adjusted by experienced artisans for precise playability.

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