Second Hand Bassoons List



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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Waterhouse Collection

 -  2 instruments.
BN10413a BN10413a Heckel 5xxx World System (built 1921)
A World System bassoon, but with a profusion of duplicated tone holes and additional trill keys. In simple terms, the wing and boot are German system with addition of French keys; long is French with addition of German keys; French-looking bell is a compromise, having two tone holes. This very complicated bassoon has a total of 25 spatulas and one ring key, ultimately controlling 29 tone holes and vents, plus crook vent. Sold as seen, no crook, in good condition, previously restored and colour lightened, chrome-plated. From the William Waterhouse Collection. Plays at A=440
£15,000.00 Available
BN10415a BN10415a Heckel 4xxx (built 1907)
Ringed maple, stained dark brown. German silver keys and fittings. Standard Heckel key system. The butt incorporates two of Wilhelm Heckel’s improvements of 1901: (a) an improved U-bend bow, fixed by spring clips instead of the earlier sliding model, which had been liable to leak; (b) improved G key action by means of rod connection. Further refinements dating from 1901–7, which have since become standardised, include (c) c-sharp – d-sharp trill mechanism by means of a ring key for L3; (d) a ring-key mechanism for R1 to improve the intonation of g, (e) an improved mechanism for the RT B-flat key, and (f) re-sited tone hole for the RT A-flat key. Lloyd, Heckel’s agent for Great Britain and the colonies since 1876, supplied instruments at “English” pitch at this time for £30. This one was used at a Manchester theater for many years, until the change-over to flat pitch in the 1930s; Pitch is A=450-455. Sold as seen, no crook. From the William Waterhouse Collection
£3,500.00 Available

Professional Bassoons

 -  16 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
BN10410a BN10410a Heckel 10xxx
Recently overhauled. This is a very sonorous instrument, ideal for 1st and solo playing. Rich tone, particularly in the tenor regsiter. The High D has been plugged at some point in this instruments life and replaced with a new vent key linked to the C vent. It does not seem to affect the response of the instrument.This can be changed if required by new owner. Please ask for a quote.
£32,000.00 Available
BN10341a BN10341a Heckel World System
Fully overhauled and replated in our workshops
£23,000.00 Available
BN10443a BN10443a Leitzinger Model II
Like new, excellent condition instrument to the latest Model II spec. Supplied with Heckel CD1 crook which was selected at point of sale by current owner. Comes with a Leather Bonna gentleman case.
£21,500.00 On approval
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 On approval
BN10410b Puchner Jubilee
5 years old, 1 owner from new. Excellent condition, well cared for. High E, High D, LH crook lock. Rollers on RH thumb keys. Supplied in Bonna base with 3 crooks. balance hanger. The Jubilee is almsot like the model 23 in spec but does not have the Ab / Bb trill key. Excellent professional instrument
£19,000.00 Available
BN10389a Fox 201
Fully overhauled. A fine example of a 201. Excellent professional level instrument. Supplied with 2 crooks and in a new Toma dn Will gig bag
£18,000.00 Available
BN10438a BN10438a 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 crook and a platinum Leitzinger crook.
£16,000.00 Available
BN10395a BN10395a Moosmann 222e
Top specification Moosmann Bassoon. Thinner walled instrument, full professional keywork Spec. Ab / Bb trill High E, High F. Covered LH3. Thin walled instrument ideal for solo and chamber playing. Supplied in Protec case
£15,000.00 Available
BN10375a BN10375a Yamaha 812
Fully serviced, this is a popular model of Yamaha bassoon, Supplied in hard case with 3 crooks. Standard 821 specification. inc High E, LH crook lock. This instrument has plenty of presence but also fits in with a chamber setting. Ideal instrument for anyone looking for a top end bassoon.
£13,000.00 Available
BN10425a Soulsby . £12,000.00 Available
BN10473a Soulsby Professional Bassoon £12,000.00 Available
BN10462a Moosmann 200
This instrument is only 4 years only and has recently been serviced by the Moosmann factory before being offered for sale.
£11,000.00 Available
BN10410c Fox Model II £10,000.00 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
BN10447b Oehler Bassoon £6,000.00 Available

Student and Semi-Professional Bassoons

 -  13 instruments.
BN10437a Fox Renard 250
Excellent advanced student / emerging professional instrument. High key work spec. High E, High D Red Maple. Long bored instrument. 7 Years old fully serviced
£8,500.00 Available
BN10433a BN10433a Mollenhauer Pre War bassoon
Pre war instrument. Excellent condition, beautiful piece of maple. Lyrical singing tone ideal for solo and chamber playing. LH crook lock, 2nd C touch. Supplied with 3 Mollenhauer crooks. Includes Tutti Fagotti tube case
£5,500.00 Available
BN10420a Fox Model III
Polypropelene bodies instument with high keywork specification. LH crook lock, high E, Double low C touchpiece, RH Eb trill, offset C# trill, Roller on thumb F#
£5,500.00 Available
BN10424a Schreiber S13 £4,500.00 Available
BN10432b Schreiber 503 £4,000.00 Available
BN10377a Fox Model 41
Polypropylene bodied instrument. Good robust instrument for students, an ideal school music department instrument. Suits player up to grade 5/6. Covered 3rd for LH3
£4,000.00 Available
BN10355a BN10355a Schreiber 503 £3,800.00 Available
BN10427a Schreiber 502 £3,500.00 Available
BN10422a Schrieber Student £3,000.00 Available
BN10344a BN10344a Elkhart Lesher £3,000.00 Available
BN10350a Schreiber Bassoon
Schreiber student bassoon ideal for players at all levels. Older Schreibers are an excellent starting instrument with a rich dark sound and good, stable intonation.
£2,850.00 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
BN10367a Huller Pre war Bassoon £2,500.00 Available

Contra Bassoons

 -  2 instruments.
BN10318a 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 Available
BN10408a BN10408a Adler Low A Contra
Fully serviced in our Worthing factory. In excellent condition. Low A and low C bells. Supplied in hard case. Great value instrument. Low A contras are less common and this is an excellent example.
£10,000.00 Available

Reed Making Equipment

 -  2 instruments.
BN10418a Reeds 'n' Stuff Bassoon Tip Profiler
Fitted with GR5 template.
£995.00 Available
BN10432c Nystroem Bassoon / Contra Profiler £500.00 Available

Bassoon Crooks

 -  59 instruments.
BN10466a Leitzinger M1 F Platinum straight £1,200.00 Available
BN10460a Leitzinger M1 V Platinum English Bend £800.00 Available
BN10411b Heckel CD1
Hard German Silver (Z) like new
£650.00 On approval
BN10403a Heckel CC1 XL £600.00 Available
BN10403b Heckel CC2 £600.00 Available
BN10428a Heckel CD0 £550.00 Available
BN10446a Heckel CCV 2 £550.00 Available
BN10461d Heckel CDV00 £500.00 Available
BN10402b Heckel C2 £500.00 Available
BN10381a Puchner CD2 £450.00 Available
BN10399b Heckel CD2
Has been patched
£450.00 Available
BN10428c Walter CC2 £450.00 Available
BN10159 Fox *CTC* R2 2 £450.00 Available
BN10232e Heckel CD1 £450.00 Available
BN10359a heckel CD1
English Bend. Patched
£450.00 Available
BN10359c Heckel CD2
English Bend
£450.00 Available
BN10257a Fox *CTC* R2 2
Like New
£450.00 Available
BN10316a Heckel CD1 £450.00 Available
BN10461c Heckel CDV00 - english bend £450.00 Available
BN10436a Heckel CV2 £450.00 Available
BN10436b Heckel CDV2 £450.00 Available
BN10327a Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10244b Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10401b Yamaha CN1 £400.00 Available
BN10401c Yamaha PN2 £400.00 Available
BN10297a Yamaha PN1 £395.00 Available
BN10286b Heckel BD1
Brass
£350.00 Available
BN10311b Heckel CD1
Deep bend - Patch on bend
£350.00 Available
BN10311d Puchner BD2 £350.00 Available
BN10340a Fox *CVX* R2 3 £350.00 Available
BN10280a Puchner MD 1 £350.00 Available
BN10402a Puchner ED2 £350.00 Available
BN10371e Puchner BD0 £350.00 Available
BN10461j Fox CVC**2 £350.00 On approval
BN695B Heckel BD2
Has a large patch.
£300.00 Available
BN10203b Puchner DD0 £300.00 Available
BN10368c Puchner CD0 English Bend £300.00 Available
BN10100e Yamaha C2 £275.00 Available
BN10311a Heckel B1
English Bend
£275.00 Available
BN10431c Moosmann P1W English Bend £275.00 Available
BN10461f Yamaha EB1 - Hamilton plate £275.00 On approval
BN10461g Fox CVC2 £250.00 On approval
BN10461h Fox CVX0 £250.00 Available
BN10461k Fox CVX1 £250.00 Available
BN10445c Fox CTX 2 R2 £250.00 Available
BN10445d Fox CVC 2 R2 £250.00 Available
BN10405a Fox CVX 2 English Bend £200.00 Available
BN10405b Fox CVX3 English Bend £200.00 Available
BN10104c Nissen standard bassoon crook £200.00 Available
BN10256b Fox CVX 1 £195.00 Available
BN10372c Fox CVX 3 straightened £175.00 Available
BN10167h Soulsby 1
English Bend
£150.00 Available
BN10167j Soulsby 1
English bend
£150.00 Available
BN811c Soulsby 1 £150.00 Available
BN10307b Fox CVX 3
Straight bend
£150.00 Available
BN10370c Schreiber F1 £130.00 Available
BN10445b Fox C1
Student crook
£120.00 Available
BN10461e Unmarked D2 £100.00 Available
BN10222 Unmarked na £100.00 Available

Contra Crooks

 -  1 instrument.
BN10274b Puchner B2 £500.00 On approval

Bassoon Case

 -  1 instrument.
BN10389b BN10389b Wiseman Bassoon case
Traditional style Wiseman tubular bassoon case
£500.00 Available

Student and Semi-Professional

 -  1 instrument.
BN10453a Adler pre-war £5,500.00 Available

Student Bassoon

 -  1 instrument.
BN10455a Adler 1357 £4,000.00 Available

Student Bassoons

 -  1 instrument.
BN10452a Schreiber S16
Made 2012, Excellent student instrument ideal for beginner through to grade 8 / diploma standard. Matt finish, supplied in hard case with back pack strap and 2x Schreiber crooks.
£4,500.00 Available

Other

 -  1 instrument.
BN10449a Adler 1357 £4,500.00 Available
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