Second Hand Bassoons List

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Image Reference Make Description Price Status

Professional Bassoons

 -  8 instruments.

Top quality instruments for professional and aspiring professional bassoonists

BN10313a Heckel 12xxx series
Rare chance to own a 12000 series Heckel. This instrument has been looked after and used professionally by its last two owners. Now being sold due to a career change, this Heckel has been well looked after and has just undergone a service in our workshops. Gorgeous sound, and stable intonation. This instrument is powerful when you need it to be and will fit into the largest of orchestras with ease but also capable of a refined chamber sound when required. This bassoon is bound to be popular. Usual pro Heckel spec, high E, supplied with 1 Heckel crook. Contact us to go on the waiting list.
£35,000.00 On approval
BN10309a 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 On approval
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 BN10287b Puchner Artist
From 1981 this is a beautiful instrument with very unique varnish finish. It also has Nickel plated key work and has been fully serviced in our workshops. Comes with 2 puchner crooks.
£11,500.00 On approval
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 On approval
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 On approval
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
BN10276 BN10276 Fox Model II
Fully seriviced 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

 -  6 instruments.
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
BN10303a Moosmann 100
Made in 1990, this is a an excellent student bassoon with lots of character and a big sound. Even scale and easy to play, this bassoon is a good alternative to a Howarth Academy or similar. Supplied with 1 Puchner BD1 crook and a hard case with cover, this bassoon is ideal for a student looking for an instrument to get them through their grades or an amateur looking for an affordable bassoon that will stand them well in orchestras or wind bands
£4,000.00 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
BN10322a Unknown probably Mollenhauer
Unmarked bassoon, although likely to be a Mollenhauer based on comparison with contemporary instruments. This is a pre-war instrument, but it is very free blowing with a lot of character. Even scale. This instrument has been worked on over its life and has liners inside the boot joint and the outside shows evidence of previous historical cracks. The instrument is now stable and whilst it clearly has been well used, should not be a concern. It has a sweet sound and would make a good chamber or beginner’s instrument for someone on a budget. The instrument has been worked on by recently by a non-Howarth repairer, so we are offering this instrument as seen. We would recommend trying it first so you can examine it yourself and be satisfied with its condition. Basic system, supplied in Thomann case.
£2,500.00 Available
BN10216 BN10216 Corton Basic system
Ideal school instrument. Suits players up to grade 5 standard
£1,500.00 Available

Contra Bassoons

 -  2 instruments.
BN10301a BN10301a Buffet 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 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
BN10302a Adler Contra 1366
Low Bb contra supplied in Gig bag with Adler crook. This is a modern Adler contra that is free blowing and easy to play. Even scale. This model is now dioscontinued so is a rare chance to get a powerful contra for a great price
£9,000.00 Available

French Bassoons

 -  3 instruments.
BN10261 BN10261 Selmer French Bassoon
A lovely example of a Selmer French bassoon from 1988. 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

 -  63 instruments.
BN10113b Leitzinger M1 V Silver £700.00 Available
BN10300b Heckel CC1 English Bend £550.00 Available
BN10293a Heckel CC1 XLR £550.00 Available
BN10326a Heckel CC1 £550.00 Available
BN10295a Heckel C1 £500.00 Available
BN10310b Heckel CDV1 £450.00 Available
BN10310c Heckel CD2 £450.00 Available
BN10310d Heckel BDV1
English bend
£450.00 Available
BN10257a Fox *CTC* R2 2
Like New
£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
BN10323a Heckel CDE 1 £450.00 Available
BN10324a Heckel CD0 £450.00 Available
BN10315a Heckel CDV 1 £425.00 Available
BN10327a Puchner BD2 £400.00 Available
BN10252c Leitzinger 2SV £400.00 Available
BN10279a Heckel C0
Sterling Silver
£400.00 Available
BN10299a Fox *CVX* R2 2 £400.00 Available
BN10296a Heckel CC2
Low Bend, gives very forward playing position
£400.00 Available
BN10297a Yamaha PN1 £395.00 On approval
BN10286b Heckel BD1
£350.00 Available
BN10280a Puchner MD 1 £350.00 Available
BN10280b Puchner ED 1 £350.00 Available
BN754 Heckel BD2 £350.00 Available
BN10232b Heckel C 00 £350.00 Available
BN10247b Fox CTC1 £350.00 Available
BN10247c Fox CTC2 £350.00 Available
BN10203a Puchner BC0 £350.00 Available
BN10325b Puchner BD2
English Bend
£350.00 Available
BN10311b Heckel CD1
Deep bend - Patch on bend
£350.00 Available
BN10311d Puchner BD2 £350.00 Available
BN10203b Puchner DD0 £300.00 Available
BN10252a Heckel C1 £300.00 Available
BN695B Heckel BD2
Has a large patch.
£300.00 Available
BN10311a Heckel B1
English Bend
£275.00 Available
BN10172b Fox *CVC* 3 £275.00 Available
BN10107c Fox CVC 3 £275.00 Available
BN10100e Yamaha C2 £275.00 Available
BN10146a Fox *CVX* 3 £250.00 Available
BN10204c Bell CC1 £250.00 Available
BN10232d Bell 2 £250.00 Available
BN10232g Heckel CC 2
Pre-war Heckel crook. Permanant extension has been added in the past
£250.00 Available
BN706D Moosmann AW2 £250.00 Available
BN722C Heckel CC2
Pre war crook - has been shortened 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
BN10243c Nissen Bassoon Crook £175.00 Available
BN10286c Fox CVC 1 £150.00 Available
BN10286d Fox CVC 2 £150.00 Available
BN811c Soulsby 1 £150.00 Available
BN10167h Soulsby 1
English Bend
£150.00 Available
BN10167j Soulsby 1
English bend
£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
BN10167m Unknown - £80.00 On approval
BN805c unmarked unmarked £80.00 Available
BN10256f Unknown F 2 £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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