A second hand pre-war Gustav Mollenhauer bassoon for sale in outstanding condition. This is the finest example of a vintage G. Mollenhauer bassoon we have ever seen. It is in near pristine condition, with stunning original varnish, made from a beautiful piece of striped maple, and is a real head turner to look at.
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G. Mollenhauer still produce bassoons and contrabassoons. Their contrabassoons are world renowned. They are also very highly regarded for the bassoons they were making pre-world war two, which are largely hand made and of very fine quality with a beautiful resonant sound.
This particular bassoon has been played to a high standard during its life, as it has been modernised with some high quality keywork upgrades, including high D key and left thumb whisper key lock. As a result this bassoon is a desirable combination of pre-war sweet sound and quality hand craftsmanship, with very easy modern playability.
This bassoon features:
- Beautiful, sweet sound with great projection
- Good intonation
- Wood and varnish in very rare, near pristine condition
- Silver plating in perfect condition
- A very good level of keywork including high D key, left thumb whisper key lock, five rollers, two trill keys, alternate Bb-F#-G# keys
- Lined finger holes
- Ivory bell ring (original)
- Mollenhauer crook/bocal (probably original)
- Hard case (probably original) in good condition
- Also comes with a hand rest, locking pin, new silk pull through, new cork grease, and new neck strap
- One Year Warranty
This bassoon has been completely overhauled in our workshops, including complete repad and much more. It is offered for sale in outstanding playing condition.