This Model is All Wood, full range, full conservatory, and FULLY AUTOMATIC OCTAVE KEY SYSTEM. It is a high end intermediate instrument that I recommend through the high school level. It includes several alternate keys not found on lower end models and is easier to play than other intermediate model instruments. Extra keys include the left F key and the low Bb. Yamaha instruments are known for their precision and consistency, and this model is no different. It is one of the best intermediate oboe models available and is great to learn the Oboe on for its high quality and simplicity. The keys are silver plated. There is quite a bit of plating wear on the instrument but this is just cosmetic. The wood is in good shape overall. The case shows some wear, more so than the instrument, but is still in great shape. Everything is perfectly functional on this instrument and in addition to the Oboe, you will receive a new Oboe reed, swab, and cork grease: everything you need to get started and take good care of your new instrument for years to come. See photos below of the instrument you will be receiving .
THIS IS A FULLY AUTOMATIC OCTAVE KEY SYSTEM OBOE. You will notice it omits the second octave key, because there is a mechanism that automatically transitions between the first and second octave key. There are many players that would certainly appreciate this feature, but please be aware of it as it is not the more common semi-automatic octave key system. The model 422 oboe is the same as a 411 oboe, but with the fully automatic octave key option added in. This instrument plays beautifully.
- Includes Left F Key & Low Bb Key
- Yamaha Quality, Made in the Japan
- Beautiful Silver Plating
- Superb Quality
- Nice Case