Yamaha Oboe Models and Specifications

Oboes

Model Numbers
Range / Series
Year Introduced
Year Discontinued
Construction
Key System
Key Construction
Remarks
YOB-211
Standard
1991
2004
ABS Resin Body
Simplified Conservatory System
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
1992 US introduction date
YOB-241
Standard
2004
Current
ABS Resin Body
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Replaced YOB-211, new bore design, new tone hole taper
YOB-241B-30
Standard (UK only)
Unknown
Current
ABS Resin Body
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
The YOB241B-30 is specifically designed for the UK and features a thumbplate and a low Bb Key on the bell
YOB-410
Intermediate
1995
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
ABS Resin Body
Modified Conservatory System
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
added left-hand F lever, low B key, G#/A# trill key, and F resonance key
YOB-411 ( < #002268)
Intermediate
1987
1990
Grenadilla
Modified Conservatory System
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
1989 US introduction date, added left-hand F lever, low B key, G#/A# trill key, and F resonance key
YOB-411(II)
Intermediate
1990
2004
Grenadilla
Modified Conservatory System
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
added left-hand F lever, low B key, G#/A# trill key, and F resonance key
YOB-411P
Intermediate
1998
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
ABS Upper Joint Grenadilla Lower Joint
Modified Conservatory System
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
added left-hand F lever, low B key, G#/A# trill key, and F resonance key
YOB-421
Intermediate
1989
2004
null
null
null
null
YOB-422 ( #001001 < )
Intermediate
1989
2004
null
null
null
null
YOB-431 ( #20001 < )
Intermediate
2004
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
null
YOB-431B
Intermediate
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"B" = thumb plate key
YOB-431F
Intermediate
2005
Current
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"F" = with F resonance key
YOB-431M
Intermediate Duet+
2008.03
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"M" = Duet+
YOB-431MF
Intermediate Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"M" = Duet+, "F" = with F resonance key
YOB-432 ( #20001 < )
Intermediate
2004
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
These oboes feature hinge rods rather than pivot screws on the low C and C# keys.
YOB-432F
Intermediate
2005
Current
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"F" = with F resonance key. These oboes feature hinge rods rather than pivot screws on the low C and C# keys.
YOB-432M
Intermediate Duet+
2008.03
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
Simplified Conservatoire (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"M" = Duet+. These oboes feature hinge rods rather than pivot screws on the low C and C# keys.
YOB-432MF
Intermediate Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
Simplified Conservatoire (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"M" = Duet+, "F" = with F resonance key. These oboes feature hinge rods rather than pivot screws on the low C and C# keys.
YOB-441
Intermediate
2004
Current
Grenadilla
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Trill keys: C#-D#, F#-G#, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D Auxiliary Keys: Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb key
YOB-441A
Intermediate
2004
Current
ABS Resin Body
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Trill keys: C#-D#, F#-G#, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D Auxiliary Keys: Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb key
YOB-441M
Intermediate Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Trill keys: C#-D#, F#-G#, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D Auxiliary Keys: Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb key
YOB-441P
Intermediate
2004
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
ABS Upper Joint Grenadilla Lower Joint
Simplified Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Trill keys: C#-D#, F#-G#, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D Auxiliary Keys: Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb key
YOB-804
Custom - MTO Viennese
1982
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
Grenadilla
Traditional Viennese Academy style
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
MTO Viennese Oboe
YOB-804H
Custom - MTO Viennese
1982
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
Grenadilla
Traditional Viennese Style, School Model without 2nd help-key
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
MTO Viennese Oboe
YOB-805
Custom - MTO Viennese
Unknown
Discontinued (Date Unknown)
Grenadilla
Traditional Viennese Style, Full-automatic octave keys
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
MTO Viennese Oboe
YOB-811 ( < #1108 )
Custom
1986
1988
African Grenadilla
Full conservatory system
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Modified conservatory key configuration with an added G#/A trill key, articulated low C#, auxiliary C lever, and D#/E trill key
YOB-811(II)
Custom
1988
2004
African Grenadilla
Full conservatory system
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
Modified conservatory key configuration with an added G#/A trill key, articulated low C#, auxiliary C lever, and D#/E trill key, replaced by YOB-841
YOB-821
Custom
1989
2004
African Grenadilla
Full conservatory system
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
1990 US introduction date, replaced by YOB-831, Modified con. key configuration with an added G#/A trill key, articulated low C#, auxiliary C lever, and D#/E trill key
YOB-822 ( < #001074 )
Custom
1986
1988
null
null
null
null
YOB-831 ( #3001 < )
Custom
1999 (2005)
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
null
YOB-831B
Custom
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"B" = with Thumb Plate Key
YOB-831E
Custom
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"E" = European Style Cork Padding
YOB-831F
Custom
2005
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"F" = with F resonance key
YOB-831G
Custom
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Pink Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"G" = Gold Plated Keys
YOB-831HG
Custom "H-Limited"
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys Red G# Key only
Made with Tomoyuki Hirota, only 30 produced
YOB-831HG Blue Saphire
Custom "H-Limited - Blue Saphire"
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys Blue Lacquer G# Key only
Made with Tomoyuki Hirota, Saphire on bell
YOB-831K
Custom
Unknown
Current
King-Rosewood body
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"K" = King-Rosewood body
YOB-831KG
Custom
Unknown
Current
King-Rosewood body
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Pink Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"K" = King-Rosewood body, "G" = Gold Plated Keys
YOB-831L
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+
YOB-831LF
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+, "F" = with F resonance key
YOB-832
Custom
1999 (2005)
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
null
YOB-832E
Custom
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"E" = European Style Cork Padding
YOB-832F
Custom
2005
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"F" = with F resonance key
YOB-832G
Custom
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Pink Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"G" = Gold Plated Keys
YOB-832HG
Custom "H-Limited"
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys Red G# Key only
Made with Tomoyuki Hirota, only 30 produced
YOB-832HG Blue Saphire
Custom "H-Limited - Blue Saphire"
Unknown
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys Blue Lacquer G# Key only
Made with Tomoyuki Hirota, Saphire on bell
YOB-832K
Custom
Unknown
Current
King-Rosewood body
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"K" = King-Rosewood body
YOB-832KG
Custom
Unknown
Current
King-Rosewood body
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Pink Gold Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"K" = King-Rosewood body, "G" = Gold Plated Keys
YOB-832L
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current (Discontinued US)
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"F" = with F resonance key
YOB-832LF
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (full-automatic octave system)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+
YOB-841
Custom
1999 (2005)
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+, "F" = with F resonance key
YOB-841L
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+
YOB-841LT
Custom Duet+
2008.03
Current
Grenadilla Ebonite Lining (upper joint)
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"L" = Duet+, "T" = With 3rd Octave Key
YOB-841T
Custom
2005
Current
Grenadilla
Full conservatory system (Semi-Automatic Octave Keys)
Silver Plated Nickel Silver Keys
"T" = With 3rd Octave Key