9000 Series Heckel Bassoon
9256 Heckel Bassoon. Here is a wonderfully preserved, relatively untouched 1948 "prewar" bassoon. The previous owner was a professional bassoonist in the Washington DC area, and was one of the first female members of the National Symphony Orchestra. This was her main bassoon that she played for decades.
The bassoon was regularly maintained during its use, and still plays remarkably well. Although it's possible to easily get around the instrument, I'd recommend a full service or possible overhaul. The top of the boot has three cracks that should be repaired by its next owner. One of the cracks RH side of the picture is barely visible and appears to have previously been filled. Otherwise, the bassoon is a lovingly cared for time capsule.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing or trying out this unique instrument. We have a great return policy so you can try out this bassoon for 7 days before deciding to keep it. Also, a discount is possible if paying via cashier's check or wire transfer.
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