A late series 5,000 that plays like a 6,000. This bassoon was made in 1923 and played professionally. It has had all work done by Keith Bowen including updated keywork, additional right and left hand rollers, and rotary whisper key lock.
Brian Charles just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play tested this bassoon here in our shop and it’s ready to play. This instrument plays like a 6,000 at a reasonable price. Advanced students, doublers, adult enthusiasts, and pro players will go far on this horn.
The maple wood body is in very good condition with no boot rot, and no tone hole issues. The original finish is in very good condition with notable wear on the left and right hand touch areas.
The German system silver plated keywork system is in excellent condition throughout. The right hand pinky keys have been handcrafted in exactly the original style by Keith Bowen. The pads, bumpers, and springs are in excellent plus condition.
This bassoon features silver tone hole water inserts, a lined wing joint, lined small bore on boot, a balance hanger and setup, original ivory bell ring (which is CITES compatible with included appraisal), high D and high E, 14 rollers, and a right hand rotary whisper key lock. The ivory ring has a stable, unopened crack from opposing inner sides.
The Heckel silver C #1 and Yamaha PN #2 gold super bocal are in excellent condition. The Heckel style semi oval case with fitted cover are in excellent condition.