Heckel #5717


This instrument is certified by Charles Double Reed Company to be in top condition



SKU: IUB930 Category:


If you’re looking for a 6,000 series and thought maybe this late 5,000 series Heckel would work – the answer is a big resounding yes! This instrument plays with the flexibility and resonance expected in a 6,000. If I (Brian) were in the market for a bassoon, this is the one I would purchase for myself.

Condition: Excellent
Suitable for: Everyone

This classic Heckel bassoon was made in 1922. In 1983 the instrument was refinished, resilvered, and turbo-charged at the famous Baltimore Woodwind Repair Shop by Holden McAleer. He added the high D key, crafted all the crack repairs, and intonated it at that time. The instrument remains in great condition as a result.

Brian Charles just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play-tested this bassoon here in our shop and it’s ready to play in every way. This is a rather rare Heckel at a reasonable price.

The maple wood body is in very good condition with no boot rot and no tone hole issues. The finish is subtle and in great condition.

The German system silver-plated keywork system has just been cleaned and oiled. It has some new pads and very good condition pads throughout.

It has high D, 9 original rollers, and had a crutch installed at some point, which is not present.

The Fox CV #2 bocal is in excellent condition. It comes in a classic hard shell case which is in very good condition.

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