Second Hand Bassoons List


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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Professional Bassoons

 -  9 instruments.

Top quality instruments for professional and aspiring professional bassoonists

BN10281 BN10281 Heckel 7xxx
Freshly overhauled, this is an excellent example of a 7000 series Heckel. Played professionally until very recently. Supplied in Wisemann carbon fibre case and with 1 Leitzinger and 1 Heckel crook. This is an excellent instrument for emerging professionals or anyone looking for a Heckel with lots of character, but will hold its own in a large orchestra.
£22,000.00 Available
BN10309a Fox 201
New in 2017. Excellent example of a model 201. 2 piece long joint. Supplied in MB case. German bell. Thin walled instrument with free, singing tone. Ideal for a young professional or anyone looking for a top level bassoon.
£20,000.00 Available
BN10291a BN10291a Yamaha 812
NEW REDUCED PRICE! Fully serviced in our workshop this high quality Yamaha bassoon is great for all professional players. It comes with a leg rest that is already fitted to the instrument. Please note there are no crooks being sold with this instrument.
£13,000.00 Available
BN10244 BN10244 Puchner Model 21
Fully serviced in our workshop, this Puchner bassoon comes with a covered left hand 3rd finger. Ideal for those with smaller hands. It also comes with BD2 and CD1 Puchner crooks and green Kim Walker gig bag.
£13,000.00 Available
BN10287b Puchner 21
(1981) - Artist Nickle
£11,500.00 On approval
BN10219 BN10219 Heckel 5xxx
Played professionally for many years by Brian Sewell. This isntrument has had the boot band replaced so does not have the correct serial number anymore. Lovely instrument, fully serviced in our workshop. Currently has boot cap missing.
£11,250.00 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
New reduced price! 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
BN10288a BN10288a Moosmann 150
Serviced by Steve Lock and guaranteed by us this Mosomann 150 is in beautiful condition. A great instrument for any emerging player. Comes with PW1, PW2 and AB2 (in brass) crooks.
£7,000.00 Available

Student and Semi-Professional Bassoons

 -  13 instruments.
BN623 BN623 Mollenhauer Orchestra
Postwar instrument, Sweet sound and even scale
£5,500.00 Available
BN10272 BN10272 Kreul & Moosmann 458
Serviced in our workshops, this is a great intermediate instrument. Comes with two crooks.
£4,750.00 Available
BN10255 BN10255 Adler Pre War
Fully restored in our workshops this is a lovely older bassoon.
£4,000.00 Available
BN10213 BN10213 Adler Sonora 1357
Fully serviced this instrument is in great condition. It has a low touch C, high D plus a Ab/Bb trill on the right hand and Eb/C trill on the left hand. It also comes with two original crooks.
£4,000.00 Available
BN10308a BN10308a Fox Model III
This Fox bassoon is made from Polypropylene and is patterned on the Fox Model II. Comes with 2 Fox crooks and Marcus Bonna MB2 bassoon case.
£4,000.00 Available
BN10294a Howarth Academy Howarth Academy Student Model £3,800.00 On approval
BN10287a BN10287a Adler Sonora
Fully serviced this is a great student Adler. Comes with 2 adler crooks, as well as touch C Key, Ab/Bb Trill key and fixed balance hanger.
£3,800.00 Available
BN10282 BN10282 Adler 1356D
Serviced in our workshops this short reach Adler has a covered LH 3rd finger. This makes it perfect for any player with smaller hands or restricted reach. It also comes with 2 Adler crooks.
£3,500.00 Available
BN10211 BN10211 Adler 1358
Fully serviced in our workshop this bassoon has a lot of key work for the money! High D key, touch C key, Ab/Bb trill, high E key, A to whisper key bridge, and lots of extra rollers. Also comes with two crooks.
£3,500.00 On approval
BN10275 BN10275 Schreiber S16
Fully serviced, this S16 is in fantastic condition. Great for any student or amateur player. Comes with 2 Schreiber crooks.
£3,500.00 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

French Bassoons

 -  3 instruments.
BN10261 BN10261 Selmer French Bassoon
A lovely example of a Selmer French bassoon. Serviced in our London workshop.
£5,500.00 Available
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.
BN10113b Leitzinger M1 V Silver £700.00 Available
BN10293a Heckel CC1 XLR £550.00 Available
BN10300b Heckel CC1 English Bend £550.00 Available
BN10295a Heckel C1 £500.00 Available
BN10232e Heckel CD 1 £450.00 Available
BN10159 Fox *CTC* R2 2 £450.00 Available
BN10187a Fox *CTC* 2 R2
like new
£450.00 Available
BN10257a Fox *CTC* R2 2
Like New
£450.00 Available
BN10252c Leitzinger 2SV £400.00 Available
BN10279a Heckel C0
Sterling Silver
£400.00 Available
BN10296a Heckel CC2
Low Bend, gives very forward playing position
£400.00 Available
BN10299a Fox *CVX* R2 2 £400.00 Available
BN10297a Yamaha PN1 £395.00 Available
BN10232h Heckel CDV 1
(patch on bend)
£375.00 Available
BN10247b Fox CTC1 £350.00 Available
BN10247c Fox CTC2 £350.00 Available
BN10237 Heckel CDV1
straightened.
£350.00 Available
BN10280a Puchner MD 1 £350.00 Available
BN10280b Puchner ED 1 £350.00 Available
BN10203a Puchner BC0 £350.00 Available
BN10232b Heckel C 00 £350.00 Available
BN10203b Puchner DD0 £300.00 Available
BN10252a Heckel C1 £300.00 Available
BN10107c Fox CVC 3 £275.00 Available
BN10172b Fox *CVC* 3 £275.00 Available
BN10100e Yamaha C2 £275.00 Available
BN10232d Bell 2 £250.00 Available
BN10146a Fox *CVX* 3 £250.00 Available
BN10204c Bell CC1 £250.00 Available
BN10232g Heckel CC 2
Pre-war Heckel crook. Permanant extension has been added in the past
£250.00 Available
BN10286a Puchner A2 £250.00 Available
BN10279b Puchner A1 £200.00 Available
BN10104c Nissen standard bassoon crook £200.00 Available
BN10256b Fox CVX 1 £195.00 Available
BN10256d Fox CVX 2 £195.00 Available
BN10220 Fox CV 2 £180.00 Available
BN10298a fox CVX1 £180.00 Available
BN10243c Nissen Bassoon Crook £175.00 Available
BN10286c Fox CVC 1 £150.00 Available
BN10286d Fox CVC 2 £150.00 Available
BN10167h Soulsby 1
English Bend
£150.00 Available
BN10167j Soulsby 1
English bend
£150.00 Available
BN811c Soulsby 1 £150.00 Available
BN10307a Fox CVX 2
Straight bend
£150.00 Available
BN10307b Fox CVX 3
Straight bend
£150.00 Available
BN10222 Unmarked na £100.00 Available
BN10279c Fox C1 £100.00 Available
BN805c unmarked unmarked £80.00 Available
BN10167m Unknown - £80.00 Available
BN10256f Unknown F 2 £50.00 Available
BN10256g Huller 3 £50.00 Available

Contra Crooks

 -  2 instruments.
BN10236 Puchner B1
Like new
£650.00 Available
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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