The Choice of the Masters: Yamaha Introduces New Custom Oboe
— Developed in Collaboration with Principal Oboists of America's Top Orchestras —
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, will display the new YOB-841L custom oboe at Winter NAMM 2009. Developed in close cooperation with the principal oboists of some of America's top orchestras, the new oboe features a lined upper joint and toneholes for increased durability and resistance to wood cracking.

"The technology used in the lining of the upper joint and toneholes makes this oboe more versatile than ever," says Jonathan Goldman, product marketing specialist, Yamaha Wind Instruments. "We know that oboists across the country will appreciate the increased tonality and projection of this model."

The YOB-841L features an "open" bore configuration optimized to match "American" style reeds. This inner bore shape is complemented by tapered tone-holes with conical undercutting for a dark silky tone with a focused center. The increased durability expands the opportunities of playing situations for the oboe.

The YOB-841L is currently available.

For more information on the new Yamaha YOB-841L Oboe, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, Wind Instruments, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit