06/18/2016

IDRS 2016

The instruments have been selected, the shop is packed – it’s time for IDRS 2016 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia June 26-30! This year we’ll be offering a large selection of hand-selected oboes, english horns, & bassoons by F. Lorée, Marigaux, Howarth, Fox, Buffet, Puchner, & Wolf along with our normal spread of […]

03/23/2016

Marcus Bonna Cases have arrived

We’re Thrilled to announce the arrival of the Marcus Bonna Light-weight instrument cases for Oboe, Bassoon, & Clarinet.  These cases are extremely popular, well made, and excellent choices for all instruments.  If you have additional questions regarding the cases, or want to discuss a special order, feel free to contact one of our instrument specialist […]

08/04/2015

MMI Exclusive Sharpening Steels

Now in stock and ready to ship, the Dual-sided sharpening steels for reed knives have returned!  After a long hiatus, we began working with a new manufacturer approximately 8 months ago and have finally created a product which is of the highest standards for our customers.  The micro-grooves are just fine enough to remove an […]

07/01/2015

Instrument Rebate Special

Now through August 31st – *Instrument Trial Rebates* Are you in the market for a new or new-to-you instrument?  For the month of August, if you set up an instrument trial, your shipping charges can either be refunded or applied to the purchase of an instrument from your trial.  Applicable on all new and used […]

04/17/2015

Instrument Financing Application

We are pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Bank. The application can be done entirely online, and is at the bottom of the page. The interest rate for this program is 12.99%, and the terms are anywhere from 6 months to 60 months (your choice), with no prepayment penalties. The below link will […]

02/25/2015

Legere Bassoon Reeds

With the latest in plastics technology and the input of dozens of professional bassoonists from around the world, Légère has created a bassoon reed that will meet the demands of the most discerning players. These reeds will not change under different weather conditions and will last up to 10 times longer than your average cane […]

New Fox Contrabassoon #768

In Stock! Due to the high cost of shipping, a trial is possible for very serious inquiries only. We order our stock Fox contrabassoons with the following options: Rollers on front C-Eb Alternate C# touch by the top vent key – makes for a more ergonomic and acoustically responsive high register Divorced low E – […]

02/24/2015

Example of some bassoon keywork customization from our repair shop

Bassoon specialist Trent Jacobs has his bassoon further customized by our head repair tech Eric Anderson. Check the description and photos on his blog. After careful consideration, I decided I wanted to add a right hand Eb trill and offset the C# trill on my bassoon. I had Eric Anderson at Midwest Musical Imports again […]

01/26/2015

Instrument Cases – Is Yours Damaging Your Instrument?

As many players know, our instruments travel just as much as we do.  Our instruments spend quite a bit of time being removed from and placed into their cases.  If you’re investing in your instrument, be sure to invest in an instrument case that cares for your woodwind too. Many instruments that come through our […]

01/20/2015

Instrument Spotlight: Fox Renard 260

Introduced in 2013, the new Fox Renard “Artist” Bassoon model 260 is a semi-professional, thick-walled, short bore instrument. The same bore design of the model 660 provides great power, stability, and a deep “baritone” quality of sound, but at a much lower price point than fully professional models. The  body is made of Red maple, selected […]

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