Second Hand Bassoons List


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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Professional Bassoons

 -  7 instruments.

Top quality instruments for professional and aspiring professional bassoonists

BN10335a BN10335a Heckel 10XXX
This fine example of a 10000 series Heckel has been professionally played in London until recently. We have fully re-padded and serviced it in our workshops. It is free blowing and consistently voiced across the full range of the instrument and displays many of the highly sought-after Heckel characteristics.
£35,000.00 Available
BN10325a BN10325a Fox 201D
Popular Professional Model. Short bore, free flexible sound. Even scale and easy to play. High E. This is an excellent bassoon for an emerging professional or any player looking for a top quality bassoon.
£21,000.00 Available
BN10285a BN10285a Puchner Professional
Approximately from 1967 this is a fantastic older Puchner 23 type bassoon. Fully serviced in our workshop, it comes with a Heckel CD1 and two Puchner crooks.
£11,500.00 Available
BN10283 BN10283 Puchner Cooper
Fully serviced in our workshops and it is in very good condition. An additional high E key has been added to this instrument. Comes with heckel CDV2 crook.
£11,000.00 Available
BN10246 BN10246 Soulsby Bassoon
This is a beautiful sonorous instrument, and one of Jeremy Soulsby's earlier instruments. Excellent condition. LH crook lock, 2 Soulsby crooks, fitted with spike. No high E. Ideal lighter pro instrument with lots of character.
£9,500.00 Available
BN10343a Moosmann 200 £9,000.00 On approval
BN10276 BN10276 Fox Model II
Fully serviced in our workshop, this is a lovely old professional Fox bassoon from 1960. It comes with one Fox crook - CVX 2
£8,000.00 Available

Student and Semi-Professional Bassoons

 -  14 instruments.
BN10332a BN10332a Fox 220
Made in 1981. Black Maple long bored instrument giving a stable intonation and ease of playing. High E, High D, This is a good advanced student instrument.
£6,500.00 Available
BN10312a Kreul & Moosmann 200 £6,000.00 On approval
BN10336a Kreul & Moosmann 458 Bassoon £4,850.00 On approval
BN10266 BN10266 Adler 1357 / Sonora
1357 stamped Sonora fully serviced, some cosmetic wear but otherwise in excellent playing condition. 2 crooks, supplied Pro Tec Bassoon Case
£4,000.00 Available
BN10305a Fox IV
Polypropylene body from 2001 Based on the professional model II wooden bodied instruments, this is a long bore instrument with a good even intonation that is easy to play. The polypropylene body gives the bassoon an additional durability that makes it an ideal school or outdoor / pit / doubling instrument without compromising on sound quality. High D key. Supplied in hard case with Koelbl cover. 2 Fox crooks. Upper register very free.
£4,000.00 Available
BN10255 BN10255 Adler Pre War
Fully restored in our workshops this is a lovely older bassoon. This a sweet and characterful instrument. It will need a player that is willing to take on some of it's quirks but the rewards are worth it! Supplied with Heckel CV 2 crook (has been patched)
£4,000.00 Available
BN10321a Huller Standard
Fine example of a Huller bassoon. Excellent condition. High D, Crook lock. Even scale, ideal instrument for student up to grade 8 standard. Thin bodied instrument and light weight. May suit someone with smaller hands without requiring short reach adaptions
£3,800.00 On approval
BN10333a Adler 1358 £3,800.00 On approval
BN10314a Howarth Howarth Academy £3,800.00 Available
BN10349a Huller Bassoon £3,500.00 On approval
BN10344a Elkhart Lesher £3,000.00 Available
BN10258 BN10258 Huller Bassoon
Serviced in our workshops this is a great bassoon for a student player. Comes with two crooks and spike.
£2,800.00 Available
BN786b BN786b Kohlert Beginner
Good beginner instrument,
£2,700.00 Available
BN10216 BN10216 Corton Basic system
Ideal school instrument. Suits players up to grade 5 standard
£1,500.00 Available

Contra Bassoons

 -  4 instruments.
BN10318a Heckel Contra bassoon
A fine example of a Heckel Contrabassoon. (1949) This instrument has just had a thorough overhaul and has many years of playing ahead of it.This instrument is a delight to play. Rich dark German sound, Very satisfying lower register and a stable tenor. This is a fine contra that will hold its own in a modern orchestra with ease. A rare chance to own a contra of this calibre.
£30,000.00 Available
BN10301a BN10301a Buffet Crampon Contra Bassoon
French system. It is very rare to see a Buffet contra on sale and even rarer to see one in this condition. This instrument from the early seventies has been thoroughly overhauled in house. It now looks fabulous and plays the same. Buffet have not made contras for a while now so this is a rare chance to add a French system contra to your collection.
£16,000.00 Available
BN10334a Adler Contra
Adler contra to low A. Free blowing and easy to play contra. Looked after by previous owner and regualrly maintained. This is a great price and a rare chance to get a low A contra. Even scale, supplied in oroginal hard case with cover.
£11,000.00 Reserved
BN10145 Adler 1369
Former youth orchestra instrument, currently under overhaul and not yet ready for sale.
£8,500.00 On approval

French Bassoons

 -  2 instruments.
BN786c BN786c Mahillon French System
French system bassoon made in the late 1800s. It has 1 original brass bocal.
£1,500.00 Available
BN10160 BN10160 Hawkes French System
Beautifully restored English made French system bassoon from the 1920s. Rosewood body and nickel silver keywork.
£1,000.00 Available

Bassoon Crooks

 -  51 instruments.
BN10300b Heckel CC1 English Bend £550.00 On approval
BN10336b Heckel CC1 £550.00 On approval
BN10293a Heckel CC1 XLR £550.00 Available
BN10257a Fox *CTC* R2 2
Like New
£450.00 Available
BN10324a Heckel CD0 £450.00 Available
BN10310b Heckel CDV1 £450.00 Available
BN10310c Heckel CD2 £450.00 On approval
BN10310d Heckel BDV1
English bend. Ideal for extreme high note use, some compromise with lower register
£450.00 Available
BN10187a Fox *CTC* 2 R2
like new
£450.00 Available
BN10159 Fox *CTC* R2 2 £450.00 Available
BN10232e Heckel CD 1 £450.00 Available
BN10359a heckel CD1
English Bend
£450.00 Available
BN10359b Heckel CD2
English Bend
£450.00 Available
BN10359c Heckel CD2
English Bend
£450.00 Available
BN10316a Heckel CD1 £450.00 Available
BN10315a Heckel CDV 1 £425.00 Available
BN10327a Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10279a Heckel C0
Sterling Silver
£400.00 Reserved
BN10252c Leitzinger 2SV £400.00 Available
BN10244b Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10297a Yamaha PN1 £395.00 Available
BN10286b Heckel BD1
Brass
£350.00 Available
BN10280a Puchner MD 1 £350.00 Available
BN10340a Fox *CVX* R2 3 £350.00 Available
BN10325b Puchner BD2
English Bend
£350.00 Available
BN10247b Fox CTC1 £350.00 Available
BN10247c Fox CTC2 £350.00 Available
BN10311b Heckel CD1
Deep bend - Patch on bend
£350.00 Available
BN10311d Puchner BD2 £350.00 Available
BN10232b Heckel C 00 £350.00 Available
BN10203a Puchner BC0 £350.00 Available
BN10203b Puchner DD0 £300.00 Available
BN695B Heckel BD2
Has a large patch.
£300.00 Available
BN10330b Yamaha CN1 £275.00 Available
BN10172b Fox *CVC* 3 £275.00 Available
BN10311a Heckel B1
English Bend
£275.00 Available
BN10100e Yamaha C2 £275.00 Available
BN10146a Fox *CVX* 3 £250.00 Available
BN706D Moosmann AW2 £250.00 On approval
BN10104c Nissen standard bassoon crook £200.00 Available
BN10256b Fox CVX 1 £195.00 Available
BN10256d Fox CVX 2 £195.00 Available
BN10243c Nissen Bassoon Crook £175.00 Available
BN811c Soulsby 1 £150.00 Available
BN10167h Soulsby 1
English Bend
£150.00 Available
BN10167j Soulsby 1
English bend
£150.00 Available
BN10286c Fox CVC 1 £150.00 Available
BN10286d Fox CVC 2 £150.00 Available
BN10307b Fox CVX 3
Straight bend
£150.00 Available
BN10222 Unmarked na £100.00 Available
BN805c unmarked unmarked £80.00 Available

Contra Crooks

 -  1 instrument.
BN10274b Puchner B2 £500.00 Available

Reed Making Equipment

 -  1 instrument.
BN10287e BN10287e Nystroem Profiling Machine
This machine is unique to other profiling machines in that you can profile both bassoon and contrabassoon cane. Hand made by Christer Nystroem, this machine has adjustable profiles, easy change mechanism between contra and bassoon set up, spare blade and a carry case.
£500.00 Available
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