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The YOB-431B is made of top quality aged and seasoned grenadilla wood for a rich professional sound. This is the same material as Yamaha use on their Custom models and it has been carefully crafted in a similar manner. The 431B is a Simplified Conservatoire model (semi-automatic octave system). This particular example also has the benefit of a Ton Kooiman thumbrest fitted for the right hand thumb which makes holding the Oboe even easier. The instrument is also supplied with the original metal thumbrest so the next user can choose which they prefer to use.
This upgrade model YOB-431B is aimed at the advancing player who is moving up from a student model. The wooden body, advanced internal bore shaping and additional keywork make it ideal to progress from Grade 4/5 up to Grade 8 level. This particular example is in very nice clean condition, the pads, keys and wood are all very clean and well cared for.
This YOB-431B model features accurate intonation, a balanced response, and exquisite tone: truly professional quality at an intermediate model price. The 431 has a semi-automatic octave system and the keys are hand-adjusted by experienced artisans for superb playability.
Ideal first upgrade wooden model
Suitable for Grade 4-8 playing
Semi-Automatic octave system
Fully workshop checked & set-up with 6 month warranty
Try in-store or at home on 14 day approval
New Equivalent Cost: £3,235
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We have a variety of testing environments instore for customers to experience and enjoy.
Our range of testing rooms are available to pre-book and we can even reserve stock in advance so if you're making a jouney to see us we can be prepared to make it a special experience for you.
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Why Buy from Dawkes Music?
Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector.
Buy with confidence knowing that the shop you're dealing with has been awared a Feefo Gold Trusted Retailer award which recognises our hard work and consistent excellent customer service.
14 Day Approval
Try your item at home, in a lesson, in the band and make sure it's perfect for you. If you are not convinced we can refund the item in full upon return. (£3 re-stocking fee on any mouthpieces, approval not available on reeds).
All in stock items are usually dispatched within 24 hours, express delivery options are available at the checkout, including next day delivery.
We carefully choose and stock the best products on the market, be it the newest mouthpiece or official replacement spare parts for instruments. We keep over 8,000 lines in stock covering everything Woodwind & Brass.
We carefully check pricing to ensure our customers get the best deals with unrivalled pre-sale advice and after-sales care.
Top Quality After Sales Service
We have 18 members of staff in-store and on the telephone 6 days a week, and our online service is 24/7. Experience you can trust with over 40 years in the business and a third generation specialist family business.
Purchasing a first Instrument outright need not be an expensive risk with our buy-back scheme.
Return your Instrument in good condition within 6 months and we will refund 90% of the purchase price less the original VAT paid.
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All Instruments are quality checked by our own workshop prior to despatch.