Wolf Baroque Bassoon - HKICW

The Wolf HKICW is a copy of a traditional baroque bassoon from the year 1700.

Main product description

Wolf’s HKICW is a copy of a traditional baroque bassoon from the year 1700. It is based upon an instrument that was in the collection of the late William Waterhouse, found in East Germany. It is pitched at 415 Hz, as was standard of instruments at the time. This instrument is ideal as a starting instrument for an experienced modern bassoonist or even the complete novice looking to explore period performance and historical instruments. The majority of baroque bassoonists in North America play on this instrument.


  • Specially selected, matured mountain maple
  • Highly figured, flamed maple
  • Durable matt-finish synthetic lacquer
  • Rubber-lined finger holes
  • Silver-plated nickel keys
  • Supplied in a gig bag
About maker

Guntram Wolf is a manufacturer of modern and historical woodwind instruments in Kronach, Germany. In the mid-80’s, the company started to develop smaller and lighter instruments tailored to the needs of smaller children, achieving great success with the Fagottini. The company also developed along with Benedikt Eppelsheim the Contraforte, an interesting equivalent to the contrabassoon which allows greater control over intonation and dynamics. After Guntram himself passed away in 2013, his children Peter and Claudia Wolf took over the management of the company.


This instrument comes with a 1 Year Warranty from Howarth of London, and a free 'Guarantee Checkover' from our Repair Workshop before the warranty expires.

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