Used Instrument

Used Heckel Bassoon #50xx


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This bassoon is an antique! 5000-series Heckels were made from about 1910 into the '20s. This instrument has a few more "modern" touches to it than a 4000-series but still lacks many of the more recent advanced keywork options. The whisper key was made with the instrument.

This instrument is beautifully finished but does have some qualities that set it back. Because of its age, it is tuned more closely to A438, so it would be play very flat in a modern orchestra without a very short bocal. In addition, it does need a significant amount of maintenance. There is no bocal included with it, either. This instrument is being sold as-is and does not include the maintenance or a bocal in the sale price. It is still a really interesting find, great for a collector, or someone looking for an inexpensive upgrade and willing to put in a little extra to get it to playing condition!

We can discuss your options to get this Heckel bassoon in optimal playing capacity. Please contact us today to learn more, and to possibly try the instrument!


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