Yamaha YOB-831 Series Oboe

(Euro Bore, Ebonite Liner)  Sku #J08936000001000

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Professional level oboe in C.

Designed with a slightly narrower European-style bore, the Yamaha YOB-831 Custom Oboe is handcrafted to ensure optimized balance, smooth keywork, and a pure and beautifully intimate tone. A favorite among professionals and serious students, the Yamaha YOB-831 oboe features select grenadilla wood wth an Ebonite lining and silver-plated keys.

Yamaha YOB-831 Custom Series Professional Oboe
Key of C. Grenadilla wood body and bell; full conservatory system; left-hand F; fork F resonance key; 3rd octave key is standard; silver-plated nickel silver keys; slightly narrower European-style bore design; hand-tapered, undercut toneholes.

The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger, where a thin ebonite pipe with an oboe bore is adhered. Ebonite is an excellent material for wind instruments, as is proven with top-grade mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets as well as bassoon liners.

Every tone-hole (except metal octave vents) is lined with POM resin for air-tight, stable contact between each pad. In the rare event that the wood should crack, the damage to the tone-hole profile and intonation would be minimal thanks to the inserts.

All Yamaha wind instruments come with a limited 5-year warranty.

  • Balance, keywork and tone are exquisite
  • Full conservatory system
  • 3rd octave key

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YOB-831 Series Oboe Specifications:

  • Level: Custom
    Key of: C
    Key System: Full Conservatoire
    Bore Style: European
    Octave Keys: Semi-Automatic
    Mechanical Features: 3rd Octave key; Left-hand F key; Fork F resonance key
    Upper joint material: Grenadilla
    Lower joint material: Grenadilla
    Bell Material: Grenadilla
    Key Material: Nickel Silver
    Plating: Silver
    Tone Holes: Undercut with innovative uppercuts
    Thumb Rest: Fixed
    Trill Keys: Low B - C# ; low C - Db ; C# - D# ; D# - E ; F# - G# ; G# - A ; Ab - Bb; A# - B ; B - C# ; left C - D ; right C - D
    Spring Type: Blue Steel
    Cork: 20
    Pads: 3
    Options: King-rosewood body (YOB-831K); American style cork
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