Moosmann 222E bassoon for sale second hand in excellent condition. This bassoon was made in 2012 and has been completely overhauled in our workshops to like-new playing condition.
The Moosmann 222E bassoon is one the best bassoons Moosmann has ever made in our opinion. Crucially, it is a thin walled instrument compared to other Moosmann models, which makes it less heavy in sound and physical weight, but also sweeter and more responsive to play, and more flexible in tone.
The bassoon has an impressive dynamic range and is highly in tune and with stable intonation in all dynamics. It is also cleverly engineered, with quality features like nylon bearings in the key pivots for quiet key action, narrower right hand thumb keys so there is less distance to travel than on lower models, some metal tone hole faces in the butt joint, and so on. There is an impressive array of keys too, including 13 rollers and high F key.
In particular this bassoon features:
- Beautiful resonant and warm sound, wide dynamic range, superb intonation, and basically everything you ever need tonally for professional playing at a high level
- Long-seasoned curly mountain maple with natural stripes. It is a very beautiful piece of wood
- Hand applied French polish finish in good overall condition with some age related wear
- Silver plated keywork in good condition
- A high level of keywork (29 in total) including high D, high E and high F keys (with double high F touch piece i.e. can be fingered with first or second finger left hand), 4 trill keys including the right hand thumb Ab/Bb trill key, alternate Ab/Bb/F# keys, 13 rollers including right hand thumb full set with compact style keys (preferable in our view), high A bridge, left thumb whisper key lock, extra low C key
- Solid sterling silver finger-hole liners/water tubes extending into the bore
- Double-lined butt joint bore
- Unique ball bearing pivot system for quiet and low wear action, pivot screws with special locking heads
- Balance hanger
- Well matched crook/bocal
- Good quality case
- 12 month warranty
This bassoon has been completely overhauled in our workshops. It has had all new corks, felts and pads, full professional keywork set up with special attention to pad heights and spring tensions, multiple bore oil, all new key pivot grease and much more, and is offered for sale in outstanding condition.
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