This gorgeous Puchner was made in 1973 and kept in excellent condition. It has just been spiffed up, oiled, play tested and is ready to sing out. The tone is delightful, the intonation spot on, and the overall range feels like it’s going to open up to its full potential with regular playing. This instrument will play to the back of the hall, and still has the finesse to be a small ensemble or soloist’s instrument.
Puchner was contacted and affirmed that this is a “professional model” made in 1973. The maple wood body is in very good condition with no boot rot, and no tone hole issues. The original tiger striped finish is in excellent condition with the expected wear points, which have been sealed. The interior bore was just oiled.
The German system silver plated keywork system is clean, polished, and oiled. It has some new pads and very good condition pads throughout.
This bassoon has 11 rollers, high d and high e, plastic tone hole inserts, metal bell ring, right hand whisper key lock, body lock.
Two bocals are included. A Fox C #2 and an Ethridge #2, both in very good condition. The original Puchner hard shell case is in very good condition with expected wear. It has 3 removable bassoon related stickers on the exterior from previous owners.