A Brief History of Howarth


Howarth of London are internationally known wind instrument specialists, most famous for their oboes. Despite producing their first oboe in 1948, the Howarth name can be traced back to wind instrument making in the 1870s. They are now the last major woodwind manufacturer with a UK based factory.

Howarth oboes have been an investment for many. You will find well-loved oboes in music departments and in the top orchestras.