An Amati ABN81D bassoon for sale in as-new condition. This has a gentleman's cut long joint and fits into a compact square case, with Amati's new acoustic design for really great playing characteristics.
In recent years, Amati have put a significant amount of effort into the acoustic design and build quality of their bassoons and contrabassoons. The results are impressive, with instruments that match Adler and Schreiber bassoons for tone, intonation and build, but still for a lower price.
This bassoon is new-old stock. We believe it was used on a trade stand for display purposes and has hardly ever been played. As such, the condition is new, with everything in mint condition and original labels still on the box.
The Amati ABN81D bassoon has lots of unique features which make it special. The gentleman's cut long joint is the first we have ever seen on an Amati and gives it a quality look and feel.
The bassoon has a really good level of keywork too, including high E key and 9 rollers. If you are looking for a bassoon that sounds really great, easy to blow and warm in tone with excellent intonation, with loads of professional touches like the high E key and water tubes, for an unbeatable price, then you should consider this instrument.
It is an impressive sounding instrument!
Particular features include:
- Lovely free sound, easy in all registers, with lots of warmth to the tone
- Great intonation. This is something Amati have clearly worked hard on recently and the results are excellent
- Comfortable keywork in perfect silver plate
- Varnish in perfect condition
- Keywork includes high D and high E keys, left thumb whisper key lock, extra low C key, three trill keys, alternate Ab/Bb/F# keys, nine rollers including four for the right hand thumb
- Rubber-lined wing joint and small side of boot joint, plus large wooden side of boot joint partially lined to protect against wood rot
- Lined finger holes extending into the bore to aid against bubbling
- Balance hanger and gentleman's model long joint
- New compact hard case (60x32x12 cms)
- Two new Amati crooks
- Part of our Buy Back Scheme
- One Year Warranty
This bassoon is in new condition, but still benefited from a thorough set-up in our workshop.
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