The YOB-441 is made of the finest quality aged and seasoned kingwood for a rich professional sound. A Kingwood body has a soft tone and can be played in good harmony with other wind and string instruments. The comfortable and cozy tone suits chamber music. The size and placement of the toneholes is the same as 's Custom models, giving even and accurate intonation and making the 441 the most 'Professional' sounding intermediate model you will ever find.
The new bore design, which incorporates vertical integration is similar to that of the YOB-841 professional model. This results in improved projection and improved tonal quality. Also similar to the YOB-841 professional model, the new tone hole design provides the player with a smooth even response and improved intonation. Skilled artisans braze and adjust all keys on oboes by hand to optimize the balance of each instrument.
As a result of using stainless steel, the screws will be more resistant to corrosiion and will ensure a smooth, reliable action. The French taper design will allow for precise adjustment. Likewise, durability, key balance and a more comfortable feel are all benefits of using stainless steel as the spring material.
Comes with hardshell case and case cover.
Newly designed, highly polished bore
Newly designed undercut tone holes
Nickel silver bell ring
Stainless steel French taper screws
Stainless steel needle springs
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YOB-841 Series Oboe Kingwood
System: Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Bore style: American
Key systems: Identical to models without the 'L' suffix
Mechanical features: Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb resonance (vent)
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
Pads: 9 cork, 14 felt pads
Body material: Kingwood Inner-pipe (upper joint)
Key materials: Silver-plated nickel silver keys
Toneholes: POM resin (except metal octave vents)
Options: With 3rd Octave Key (YOB-841LT)
Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.