Yamaha YOB431

The Most Professional Intermediate Oboes Ever Made!

Intermediate oboe, Body material: Grenadilla, System: Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)

Yamaha YOB431

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The YOB-431 is made of top quality aged and seasoned grenadilla wood for a rich 'professional' sound. This is the same material as used on our Custom models and it has been carefully crafted in a similar manner. It 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.


The ergonomic key design is based upon the Custom series for comfortable performance.


A thumb-plate key is available by special order.

Control Interface

Key Trill keys C#-D#, F#-G#, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D
Auxiliary Keys 3rd octave key, Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key

Design/Architecture Detail

Pads 8 cork, 15 felt pads
Toneholes System Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)


Body Grenadilla
Key Silver-plated nickel silver keys


Included Accessories Case 400 Series Case