Mollenhauer’s ‘Orchestra’ model is an excellent bassoon, perfect for advanced bassoonists. It has excellent intonation and a wonderful sound that promotes opportunities to further develop ones playing.
Main product description
The ‘Orchestra’ model is an excellent bassoon and is one of Mollenhauer's advanced models. It is ideal for advanced bassoonists and has a wonderful characterful dark and free-blowing sound.
All of Mollenhauer’s bassoons are made from mountain maple wood. Mountain maple is medium-weight and has a flexibility that lends itself well to woodwind instrument manufacture. Together with its particular design, the combination achieves a particularly direct and focused response.
On top of the standard keywork, the ‘Orchestra’ model features a whisper key lock on the wing joint and 4 rollers from F to Ab for the right-hand thumb, C# to Eb for the left-hand little finger, high D key, E/F# trill key and a double Ab on the boot joint. All of the key work is silver-plated.
Howarth supplies Mollenhauer bassoons with a Tutti Fagotti case, reed case for six reeds, shoulder strap, silk pull-throughs, La Tromba cork grease, two crooks and set up for a balance hanger to be fitted.
- 4 rollers
- High D key
- E/F# trill key, double Ab on the boot joint and whisper key lock on the wing joint
- Ebony- or rubber-lined wing joint and small bore of the boot joint, all the way down to the Ab key.
- Balance hanger ready
- Silver-plated keywork
- 2 Crooks
The Mollenhauers were a family of woodwind instrument makers. In 1822 Johannes Mollenhauer set up a workshop in Fulda in the heart of Germany, north-west of Frankfurt, later joined by his sons Gustav and Thomas. In 1864, Gustav established his own firm in Kassel, a little further north of Fulda, and was in turned joined by his sons Thomas and Johannes. This firm is still operating today under the name Gustav Mollenhauer & Sons, with a specialty in contrabassoons, but also manufactures bassoons, oboes, cor anglais and clarinets.
This instrument comes with a 1 Year Warranty from Howarth of London, and a free 'Guarantee Checkover' from our Repair Workshop before the warranty expires.