For sale, a Polisi 'Concert' model bassoon. One of the rarer makes of bassoon we see at Double Reed Ltd., and one we wish we saw more often.
If you are looking for a bassoon, this is a very interesting and stand-out instrument. Every detail of this bassoon is hand-made and high quality, from the elegant French bell ring, to the right hand and left hand thumb rollers, it looks amazing, fits perfectly under the fingers, and sounds superb. Not only that, it has recently been upgraded by our bassoon specialist (used to working on Heckels!), including acoustic optimization for greater intonation and increased projection.
Polisi bassoons were made by Kohlert in Germany, but heavily upgraded by Polisi in the US (a pro bassoonist) which explains why this bassoon is so unusually good - it was commissioned and designed by a leading professional player.
In particular, this bassoon features:
- A lovely, free sound with lots of character and great projection
- Precise intonation
- Stand-out dark varnish
- Silver plated keywork in great condition
- Elegant French style bell ring, something usually reserved for pro bassoons
- An excellent level of keywork including high D key, 10 rollers, left hand third finger key for easier reach (removable if required), extra low C touch, extra low C# touch for trilling C#-D# (otherwise that trill is impossible), for alternate fingerings there are two F# keys, two G# keys, two B flat keys. Trill keys include right hand third finger D-Eb trill key, right hand C# trill key, extra low C#-D# trill key, E-F# trill
- Brass tenon rings for extra strength
- New fibreglass hard case with back straps
- Upgraded to Yamaha super bocal RRP £690!
- Lined finger holes
- 12 month warranty
This bassoon has received a full overhaul including full re-pad, bore oil and much more. It has also been set up by our in-house bassoon specialist for optimum playing characteristics, e.g. correct pad heights, correct spring tensions, optimum key heights.