For sale, a second hand 4000 series Heckel bassoon with a sweet, resonant sound. This Heckel bassoon with a serial number of 49XX is close to a 5000 series, and has been fully restored by us to the highest standards. It has everything going for it: the Heckel sound, great intonation, and fully professional level keywork including high D and high E keys.
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In particular, this bassoon features:
- Excellent projection
- A stunning sweet, characterful sound, of the finest quality. Free blowing, easy to play, great response and attack, big dynamic range. This is a very special instrument
- Outstanding intonation
- Beautifully restored varnish in perfect condition with Heckel badges visible. A real beauty to look at!
- Nickel plating in very good condition
- Full professional specification including high E key, high D key, extra low C, both left and right hand crook key locks, four rollers, high G ring key, E-F# and C# trill keys, right hand third finger alternate Bb, right hand thumb alternate Ab keys, and lined tone holes extending into the bore
- Original Heckel ivory bell ring (can be replaced if required)
This bassoon has been completely restored and renovated by us, including all new pads, corks and felts, multiple bore oil and much more, and is sold here in outstanding playing condition.
The bassoon comes with a Heckel crook, hard case, new neck strap, new silk pull through, new cork grease.
This instrument is sold on commission on behalf of a private vendor.