This Heckel bassoon was made in 1902 and has fully original keywork. It’s a flat top model, which was the norm in the early 4,000 series instruments.
Brian Charles just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play tested this bassoon here in our shop. This is an unusually original instrument at a reasonable price and would work well for doublers, adult enthusiasts, and maybe you.
The maple wood body is in good condition with no boot rot, and no tone hole issues. The finish appears to be original and in expected condition. Average wear for a 120 year old Heckel.
The German system silver plated keywork system has just been cleaned and oiled. It has light pitting in some spots. It has good condition pads throughout.
This bassoon features plastic tone hole inserts, a lined wing joint, lined small bore on boot, crutch and crutch assembly. It has no rollers.
The Heckel CC #1 silver bocal is in excellent condition. The dark blue Marcus Bonna case with back straps is in excellent condition.