Adler | Model 1356 Short Reach Bassoon


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Adler’s 1356 short reach model is a wonderful bassoon with stable intonation and beautiful tone. Of course, it is ideal for young learners and adults with smaller hands.
Main product description
The 1356 short reach model bassoon is based on Adler’s entry level instrument. It is ideal for young bassoon students and adults that have Smaller hands. It has a stable intonation and beautiful tone.
All of Adler’s bassoons are made from mountain special mountain maple wood, supplied from the Highland of Bosnia in specially selected quality. All of it is seasoned naturally for over 10 years in Adler’s Markneukirchen facilities before being accepted for production.
The 1356 model features a 24-key set up, a high D-key, 5 rollers from F to Ab and to F# for the right-hand little finger, and C# to Eb for the left-hand little finger and an additional Ab key for the right thumb. All the key work is silver-plated. This model has a longer A vent and C# keys for the left-hand thumb, a longer G-key for the right-hand 3rd finger and an indent in the long joint for the left index finger.
Howarth supplies Adler bassoons with a Tutti Fagotti case, EM reed case for three reeds, pro line sling, silk pull-throughs, La Tromba cork grease, screwdriver, two crooks in lengths 1 and 2 and set up for a balance hanger to be fitted.
  • Adjusted keywork to suit younger players and those with smaller hands
  • 24 keys
  • 5 rollers
  • High D-key
  • Ab key for right thumb
  • Silver-plated key work
  • Seasoned Bosnian Maple wood
  • 2 Adler crooks in lengths 1 and 2
  • Balance hanger
About maker
The Adlers were a famous family of musical craftsmen from the 17th Century from Markneukirchen. Franz Oscar Adler was a third-generation woodwind instrument maker. He and his brother Robert Oswald learned woodwind instrument making from their father, Johann Gottlob and his father before him. Robert started his own company in 1891, producing woodwind instruments under the label ROA. His son Johann founded his own workshop in Markneukirchen, earning an excellent reputation in the world of recorders. Oscar founded Oscar Adler & Co. in 1885, and soon grew his business such that by the turn of the century, it was considered the largest woodwind manufacturer in Germany specialising in clarinets and flutes. In 1901 the firm produced 21 bassoons and one contrabassoon (and was recognised to have built the first saxophone in the German-speaking region). The firm currently concentrates on oboes and bassoons. The two East German factories of Adler and Mönnig merged their businesses after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 with the two Markneukirchen brands continuing in tandem.
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.

Additional information

SKU 2100000128495
Weight 7500 g