Yamaha YOB-831 Series Oboe
(Euro Bore, Ebonite Liner)
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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
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
Options: King-rosewood body (YOB-831K); American style cork