This German bassoon was made at the end of the 1930’s and has been identified by Mollenhauer. Specific records were destroyed in WWII. It has good intonation and a bright upper register.
We just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play tested this bassoon here in our shop and it’s ready to play in every way. The keywork was fully degreased and reoiled, numerous pads were replaced, and it has been play tested. This interesting German instrument at a reasonable price would work well for advanced students, doublers, adult enthusiasts, and most players.
The maple wood body is in very good condition with no boot rot, and no tone hole issues. The original finish and tiger striping are in much better than average condition with wear limited to the usual spots.
The German system silver plated keywork system has just been cleaned and oiled. This bassoon features metal tone hole inserts, lined wing joint, in-line body lock, faux ivory bell ring, crutch and crutch assembly. It has high D, 5 rollers, and a left hand whisper key lock.
The Fox *CVC* #2, and *CVX* #2 bocals are in very good condition. The case is in excellent condition.