Yamaha Intermediate Oboe – YOB-441IIT Series
2nd Generation Model
The quality of performance for both learning and experienced musicians is constantly on the rise. The last thing you need is an instrument that will hold you back. The new Yamaha 441IIT oboes are everything rising stars need to grow and develop their craft. Yamaha has taken everything loved from the previous generation and amplified it to exceed the expectations of players. Three different material options, multiple key additions, and further refined acoustic properties gives players the opportunity to define a new standard of performance.
2nd Gen Improvements
The 441 oboe was a fantastic instrument. With the new 2nd Generation 441IIT Series, Yamaha has completely upgraded the oboe to be an even more complete instrument. These upgrades include:
- Articulated C# Mechanism
- Third Octave Key
- Low Bb Resonance Key
- Cork Pads Throughout
- Metal Tenons on Wood & Duet+ Models
- Improved Bell Design
Utilizing a bore & tonehole design that is based around the professional 841 model, the 441IIT Series Yamaha Intermediate Oboe provides the perfect blend of performance and affordability. Available in 3 configurations:
- YOB-441IIT – All Grenadilla Wood Body (both joints) and Bell
- YOB-441IIAT – All ABS Plastic Body (both joints) and Bell
- YOB-441IIMT “Duet+” – Upper Joint is Grenadilla Wood Exterior with Injection Molded ABS Bore (to prevent cracking) and Grenadilla Wood Body and Bell
Dave Kessler’s Recommendation
For us, the “Duet+” model is one of the single most impressive manufactured designs on the market. With the Duet Oboe, the upper joint has the wood intentionally over-cut with both it’s bore and tonehole diameters. This upper joint is then injected using a Thermoplastic ABS resin so that the entire bore of the upper joint (oboe & toneholes) are one solid piece of ABS plastic. However, since the exterior of the joint is Grenadilla wood, the player receives both the performance of a wood clarinet but with the enhanced durability from the plastic bore. The execution of this concept and this particular instrument is one of the primary reasons that we wanted to become Yamaha dealers!
Every instrument we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup on a musical instrument is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, an oboe (regardless of who the manufacturer) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours! So if you were to get 5 of the same model right out of the box, they will all play different. This leads players to believe that they are “good” or “bad” oboes. The reality is that the one that was the best out of the 5 was likely the one that needed the least amount of work and the “bad” oboe was the one that needed 2 hours worth of adjustments!
Once the same 5 oboes are properly regulated and adjusted to perfection, they become near identical instruments. Even the pickiest of players would be challenged to pick a true “favorite”. However, since most stores do not or even can not perform this setup, the player never knows this and is simply relying on the luck of the draw. This is why we perform our setup in our ProShop on them before delivering your new oboe to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your ideal instrument setup flawlessly!
Multiple Financing Options Available!
We have a myriad of different financing options available for your new instrument! From affordable monthly payments over a longer period of time to other options that can include 0% Interest or Deferred Interest options, we can help find a way to make the instrument of your dreams become the instrument of your reality! Give us a call!
United Midwest Savings Bank
UMWSB offers flexible, long term financing with term lengths of up to 60 months at an affordable 12.99% APR. Better yet, their financing has No Pre-Payment Penalty so you can pay off your balance at anytime and only pay for the interest for the length of time you had the loan!
Minimum of $850 required for UMWSB Financing
12 Month Promo on New Yamaha!
Synchrony Financial is one of the national leaders in consumer financing. With deferred interest options (Interest if waived if paid off in promotional term) and sometimes, they offer manufacturer partnered promotions to offer you an even better term length. As a Yamaha Select Dealer, we can offer a special promotion of No Interest if Paid in Full in 12 Months!
Minimum of $299 required for Synchrony Financing