Yamaha YOB-831 Custom Oboe


Yamaha YOB-831 Custom Oboe

Item #: YOB831
Price: $6,689.00


The YOB-831 offers a 'European' style bore configuration for a focused, pure sound full of rich colors. This inner bore shape is complemented by tapered tone-holes with carefully matched undercutting for accurate intonation and a balanced response. The comfortable amount of back-pressure allows use of free blowing reeds for a wide range of tonal expressions. The keys have been ergonomically re-shaped for optimum comfort and playability while the lever action is carefully regulated to facilitate technique.


Handworked keys
Skilled artisans braze and adjust all keys on Yamaha oboes by hand to optimize the balance of each individual instrument

Newly designed, highly polished bore
Excellent intonation, tonal balance, and resistance

Hand-tapered, undercut tone holes
Precise, even intonation and response

Nickel-silver bell ring
Increases effective density of the bell for improved response and tone


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