This fine instrument started its career in Austria in 1914, just before World War 1, and in what is widely considered the birthplace of classical music. It has been fully restored, replated and refinished by Peter Landy, and then Jonathan Ranney refined some of the keywork to bring it to modern standards. It has very good intonation a beautiful upper register and is a fine example of an early 5,000 series Heckel instrument.
This is a pro level instrument at a reasonable price and would work well for advanced students, doublers, adult enthusiasts, and pro players.
The maple wood body is in very good condition with no boot rot, and no tone hole issues. The delicate, light finish is in excellent condition. It has average signs of past keywork that has been removed.
The German system silver plated keywork system is in excellent condition. It has many new pads and very good condition pads throughout.
This bassoon features one water tube on the first finger left hand, lined wing joint, lined small bore on boot, and ivory bell ring. It has high D, 7 rollers, and a right hand whisper key lock.
The Fox CVC #3 bocal is in excellent condition. We recommend trying a few different bocals on this instrument as the one it comes with is good, but doesn’t bring out all the wonderful color in the tone, in our opinion. The hard shell case is in good condition.