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About Howarth of London

Woodwind Specialists - Howarth are leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones and flutes. Makers of fine oboes, cors anglais & oboes d'amore.

Légère Oboe Reeds

  Would you like to own an oboe reed which lasts for months, never requires soaking or adjusting, and consistently delivers excellent results? If so, you may like to try a synthetic Legere oboe reed. Designed by Guy Légère in … Continue reading

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Introducing the Reewald Professional Oboe Reed

Are you needing a new oboe reed and open to trying something new? Howarth of London are pleased to introduce a new oboe reed to our catalogue—the Reewald Professional Oboe Reed. The Reewald Oboe company was founded in Leipzig, Germany, … Continue reading

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Your First Saxophone Steps

Are you interested in learning Saxophone but not sure where to start? Here is a quick guide to help make all the right choices. Picking the instrument New or second hand? There are wonderful second hand Saxophones out there; some have … Continue reading

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Amati, worth a second look?

Say the word ‘Amati’ in Bassoon circles and you’ll usually conjure up images of battered old instruments, with a variety of different maker’s marks that have sat for decades, in a cupboard, unloved and unplayable without serious money being spent … Continue reading

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Oboe Supports & Rests

Do you experience discomfort whilst playing your oboe?  Unfortunately, for many oboists the answer to this is ‘yes’. The oboe is designed in a way that causes most of the instrument’s weight to be exerted on the player’s right-hand thumb, … Continue reading

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Synthetic Howarth Oboes

We have been motivated to find a material that is stable in dry environments, and can now offer players further protection with joints made entirely from synthetic materials. They are carefully chosen for their acoustic properties, and are:  · Reliable … Continue reading

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Howarth Charity Grade-One-athon

September; our bank holidays have gone, our summer cools off and our children go back to school. Some hopeful and festively optimistic souls are even beginning their countdown to Christmas. Here at Howarth of London seven brave staff members have … Continue reading

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