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A 200 year old bassoon case!

August 19th, 2022

A 200 year old bassoon case!

A 200 year old bassoon case!

We have recently acquired a 200 year old bassoon case!

The case does not have a maker's mark, but was likely made by, or for, Classical bassoon maker Charles Rust of Lyon in the early 1800s.

It is made of wood and is octagonal, with a robust, compact design, and separate spaces for all four bassoon joints, as well as two slots for crooks. There is additional space in the lid which could hold a pouch or box of reeds.

The inside is lined with red leather, and has three locking mechanisms and two handles.

A welcome addition to the Double Reed collection.

Do you have any very old bassoon related accessories? Send us a photo, we'd love to see them!