The Yamaha YOB-441M intermediate oboe was specifically developed for middle and high school students. The YOB441M has a modified conservatory key system that provides trill keys and necessary options applicable to classical and modern student materials. The Yamaha Intermediate Oboe line is very popular with both teachers and students.
The Yamaha 441M is the only intermediate student oboe available on the market today with an injection-molded inner bore in the lined upper joint where the lining extends into the tone holes. This eliminates issues with cracking and acts as a moisture barrier. The YOB-441M has the added benefit of reinforcement and durability found in the Yamaha 441P and 441 Oboes.
The size and placement of the tone holes are identical to those in the Yamaha 441P and 441 models, providing even more accurate intonation, which makes the 441M the most professional-sounding intermediate oboe model available. Constructed of the finest quality aged and seasoned Grenadilla wood, the new 441M Oboe maintains the rich, professional sound of a traditional oboe.
The new YOB-441M is a breakthrough at this level of instrument, combining a warm sounding Grenadilla wood body with the strength of an injection-molded inner bore. It goes without saying, that music educators across the country will appreciate the added durability of this new Yamaha oboe.