Second Hand Bassoons List



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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Professional Bassoons

 -  7 instruments.

Top quality instruments for professional and aspiring professional bassoonists

BN10335a BN10335a Heckel 10XXX
This fine example of a 10000 series Heckel has been professionally played in London until recently. We have fully re-padded and serviced it in our workshops. It is free blowing and consistently voiced across the full range of the instrument and displays many of the highly sought-after Heckel characteristics.
£35,000.00 Available
BN10352a BN10352a Leitzinger Model I
3 years old, being sold as the current owner is no longer able to play. Very light use. Antique finish, divided long joint. RH Eb trill (offset C# trill) High E, LH crook lock. Rollers on all RH thumb keys keys, C and D on longjoint, crook key, C# and A vent on wing joint. Supplied in compact leather MB case, with balance hanger, Left hand rest and 2 English bend Leitzinger crooks
£23,000.00 Available
BN10325a BN10325a Fox 201D
Popular Professional Model. Short bore, free flexible sound. Even scale and easy to play. High E. This is an excellent bassoon for an emerging professional or any player looking for a top quality bassoon.
£21,000.00 Available
BN10338a BN10338a Heckel 4XXX
Excellent instrument with gorgeous singing tone. Previously overhauled and refinished by Moosmann, the instrument has been overhauled in our workshops most recently and is in excellent condition. This bassoon is ideal for lyrical solo and chamber playing and has excellent projection. Full of character. Supplied with CDV 1 Heckel acrook and a Howell crook.
£16,000.00 Available
BN10339a BN10339a Heckel 4XXX
Recently overhauled, This is an ideal instrument for anyone looking to own a Heckel for chamber and solo playing. This instrument has been modified throughout its life and has been refinished in a deep red varnish at some point. The keywork has been brought up to post-war standard and includes LH crook lock, rollers on the left and right thumb keys, RH whisper key, enlarged low D touch piece, 2nd C touch and Avent - whisper link. A high D vent linked to the the B/C vent is also in place and could be modified to its own key if desired. Includes 3 crooks and hard case
£10,000.00 Available
BN10246 BN10246 Soulsby Bassoon
This is a beautiful sonorous instrument, and one of Jeremy Soulsby's earlier instruments. Excellent condition. LH crook lock, 2 Soulsby crooks, fitted with spike. No high E. Ideal lighter pro instrument with lots of character.
£9,500.00 Available
BN10276 BN10276 Fox Model II
Fully serviced in our workshop, this is a lovely old professional Fox bassoon from 1960. It comes with one Fox crook - CVX 2
£8,000.00 Available

Student and Semi-Professional Bassoons

 -  8 instruments.
BN10266 BN10266 Adler 1357 / Sonora
1357 stamped Sonora fully serviced, some cosmetic wear but otherwise in excellent playing condition. 2 crooks, supplied Pro Tec Bassoon Case
£4,000.00 Available
BN10255 BN10255 Adler Pre War
Fully restored in our workshops this is a lovely older bassoon. This a sweet and characterful instrument. It will need a player that is willing to take on some of it's quirks but the rewards are worth it! Supplied with Heckel CV 2 crook (has been patched)
£4,000.00 Available
BN10321a Huller Standard
Fine example of a Huller bassoon. Excellent condition. High D, Crook lock. Even scale, ideal instrument for student up to grade 8 standard. Thin bodied instrument and light weight. May suit someone with smaller hands without requiring short reach adaptions
£3,800.00 Available
BN10333a Adler 1358
Excellent condition and fully serviced. Good student / amateur instrument. Ab / Bb trill low Eb/C# trill 2 Adler crooks, fitted with spike. Supplied in hard case
£3,800.00 Available
BN10349a Huller Bassoon £3,500.00 Available
BN10344a Elkhart Lesher £3,000.00 Available
BN10258 BN10258 Huller Bassoon
Serviced in our workshops this is a great bassoon for a student player. Comes with two crooks and spike.
£2,800.00 Available
BN786b BN786b Kohlert Beginner
Good beginner instrument,
£2,700.00 Available

Contra Bassoons

 -  4 instruments.
BN10318a Heckel Contra bassoon
A fine example of a Heckel Contrabassoon. (1949) This instrument has just had a thorough overhaul and has many years of playing ahead of it.This instrument is a delight to play. Rich dark German sound, Very satisfying lower register and a stable tenor. This is a fine contra that will hold its own in a modern orchestra with ease. A rare chance to own a contra of this calibre.
£30,000.00 On approval
BN10348a Fox Model 900 £22,000.00 Available
BN10301a BN10301a Buffet Crampon Contra Bassoon
Reduced at owner's request. French system. It is very rare to see a Buffet contra on sale and even rarer to see one in this condition. This instrument from the early seventies has been thoroughly overhauled in house. It now looks fabulous and plays the same. Buffet have not made contras for a while now so this is a rare chance to add a French system contra to your collection.
£14,900.00 Available
BN10334a Adler Contra
Adler contra to low A. Free blowing and easy to play contra. Looked after by previous owner and regualrly maintained. This is a great price and a rare chance to get a low A contra. Even scale, supplied in oroginal hard case with cover.
£11,000.00 Available

French Bassoons

 -  1 instrument.
BN786c BN786c Mahillon French System
French system bassoon made in the late 1800s. It has 1 original brass bocal.
£1,500.00 Available

Bassoon Crooks

 -  41 instruments.
BN10360a Heckel CCV 2
Like new
£600.00 Available
BN10293a Heckel CC1 XLR £550.00 Available
BN10310d Heckel BDV1
English bend. Ideal for extreme high note use, some compromise with lower register
£450.00 Available
BN10316a Heckel CD1 £450.00 Available
BN10359a heckel CD1
English Bend
£450.00 On approval
BN10359c Heckel CD2
English Bend
£450.00 Available
BN10159 Fox *CTC* R2 2 £450.00 Available
BN10187a Fox *CTC* 2 R2
like new
£450.00 Available
BN10257a Fox *CTC* R2 2
Like New
£450.00 Available
BN10232e Heckel CD 1 £450.00 On approval
BN10252c Leitzinger 2SV £400.00 Available
BN10279a Heckel C0
Sterling Silver
£400.00 Reserved
BN10244b Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10327a Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10297a Yamaha PN1 £395.00 Available
BN10311b Heckel CD1
Deep bend - Patch on bend
£350.00 Available
BN10325b Puchner BD2
English Bend
£350.00 Available
BN10340a Fox *CVX* R2 3 £350.00 Available
BN10311d Puchner BD2 £350.00 Available
BN10247b Fox CTC1 £350.00 Available
BN10247c Fox CTC2 £350.00 Available
BN10203a Puchner BC0 £350.00 Available
BN10280a Puchner MD 1 £350.00 Available
BN10286b Heckel BD1
Brass
£350.00 Available
BN10232b Heckel C 00 £350.00 Available
BN695B Heckel BD2
Has a large patch.
£300.00 Available
BN10203b Puchner DD0 £300.00 Available
BN10368b Puchner CD1 English Bend £300.00 Available
BN10368c Puchner CD0 English Bend £300.00 Available
BN10311a Heckel B1
English Bend
£275.00 Available
BN10100e Yamaha C2 £275.00 Available
BN10172b Fox *CVC* 3 £275.00 Available
BN10146a Fox *CVX* 3 £250.00 Available
BN10104c Nissen standard bassoon crook £200.00 Available
BN10256b Fox CVX 1 £195.00 Available
BN10243c Nissen Bassoon Crook £175.00 Available
BN811c Soulsby 1 £150.00 Available
BN10167h Soulsby 1
English Bend
£150.00 Available
BN10167j Soulsby 1
English bend
£150.00 Available
BN10307b Fox CVX 3
Straight bend
£150.00 Available
BN10222 Unmarked na £100.00 Available

Contra Crooks

 -  1 instrument.
BN10274b Puchner B2 £500.00 Available

Reed Making Equipment

 -  1 instrument.
BN10287e BN10287e Nystroem Profiling Machine
This machine is unique to other profiling machines in that you can profile both bassoon and contrabassoon cane. Hand made by Christer Nystroem, this machine has adjustable profiles, easy change mechanism between contra and bassoon set up, spare blade and a carry case.
£500.00 Available

Historical Bassoons

 -  1 instrument.
BN10370a ? Classical Bassoon £3,000.00 On approval
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