For sale, a beautifully restored Heckel 7000 series bassoon in pristine condition. Heckel 7000 and 8000 series bassoons are highly prized for their beautiful sound. This bassoon projects effortlessly and the high notes are exceptionally free and sweet sounding.
This is a world class instrument suitable for playing at the highest level. Fine Heckel bassoons are not only a dream to play but are a great investment. In particular this bassoon features:
- A beautiful refined and sweet sound with great projection, very easy high notes and flexible dynamics
- Outstanding intonation and evenness of tone. The silver finger hole liners, extending into the bore, are perfect. They were installed by one of the top professional bassoon restorers in the USA
- Very charming varnish with subtle stripes, in near perfect condition
- Silver plated keywork in perfect condition
- All corks, felts and pads appear brand new (this bassoon has been regularly maintained to a very high standard)
- Balance hanger addition
- Keywork including high D key and high E key, right hand first finger American style crook lock, five rollers including one for the right hand thumb F# key, E-F# trill, C# trill, alternate F# for right hand little finger, alternate G# (Ab) for right hand thumb, alternate Bb for right hand third finger, modern larger upgraded Bb key guard on butt joint (spectacle style)
- Well matched Leitzinger M1 crook/bocal
- Marcus Bonna hard case with back straps
This is a rare opportunity to invest in a world class instrument.
Commission sale on behalf of a private owner.
Owing to the value of this instrument we request that potential purchasers visit us to try it (and to take it away using our Try Before You Buy scheme if you like it).