A specialist in-house bassoon repair service. From minor adjustments to a full overhaul, including wood finishing, keywork and tuning, we can repair your bassoon to a very high standard.Learn More
Do you identify as a bassoonist?
Questions of identity are an increasingly important theme in our culture. For those of us who play the bassoon the question of whether we do, or should, identify as bassoonists can be very important to how we think of ourselves.
We are open for visitors!
We are very excited to be able to entertain visitors on our premises once again, starting from Monday 12 April 2021!
Seven crucial questions to ask when buying a bassoon
So you need a bassoon – but where do you start? How to decide what to buy, where to buy from, how much to spend and how to avoid buying a dud?
Re-discovering the French bassoon
The fate of the French and German systems of bassoon has, it seems, long been sealed. There is no longer much contest regarding which is more popular – the German bassoon has been dominant for several decades. But, in our bassoon workshop, we have just finished overhauling a Hawkes and Son French system bassoon for a customer. It is a beautiful instrument, made of rosewood, with a simple yet elegant design. In fact, we see these French system bassoons quite often, and enjoy bringing them back to playing standard – they have an otherworldly, historic charm to their sound.
Customer care is our top priority and we work hard to provide a friendly, professional service. Our expert staff have detailed knowledge of all the instruments in stock and can offer pre- and post-sales advice.