£40,000.00Reserved

Delivery costs will be calculated at checkout

This bassoon is currently reserved - however expressions of interest are welcome pending a decision by the reservee

For sale, a very late 9000 series Heckel bassoon (997X) from 1956. This is an instrument of outstanding balance and tonal flexibility from a golden era of Heckel bassoons. This is a world class bassoon.

Currently undergoing a service, available by mid-July. A handrest will also be added to the instrument.

It is an ideal professional instrument with silver finger hole liners extending into the bore, elegant original striped varnish, high E key, extra rollers, whisper key lock.

The condition of this bassoon is excellent. The bassoon is undergoing a full service, including all new corks and felts, full professional set up, clean and re-oil of the bore and keywork pivots. It is sold in concert ready condition.

This is an extraordinarily good bassoon, with a silky smooth, round sound. The scale is even and in tune. This instrument has a voice that projects beautifully.

This bassoon features:

  • Famous 9K Heckel sound qualities
  • Precise intonation throughout
  • Beautiful elegant striped varnish
  • Original Heckel stamps intact
  • Silver plating worn. Ask for re-silvering options if required, but it works well as-is
  • Professional level of keywork including high D key and high E keys, little finger rollers, right hand thumb rollers between E-F#, alternate F#-G#-Bb keys, C# and E-F# trills, right thumb whisper key lock
  • Silver lined finger holes extending into the bore
  • Balance hanger
  • Original ivory bell ring - UK registered - can be replaced with reproduction plastic ivory if required
  • Bonna style case in good condition with back straps
  • Heckel CD2 and BD2 crooks/bocals

Owing to the value of this instrument we are not able to send it out by courier unless purchased outright, so it will need to be tried at our premises prior to taking it for a trial if required. A borrower will also need to insure it prior to leaving our premises. 

£40,000.00Reserved

Delivery costs will be calculated at checkout