Bassoon & Contra Sales

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25 Nov 2015 Austria Flexter - flexibility tester for bassoon cane Reeds'n Stuff

Flexibility tester for bassoon cane for a standardized choice of good cane. For the handling, here is a video: "The innovative tool eliminates some of the mystery of why some cane provides much better results. The FLEXTER is simple and easy to use. Sorting cane by flexibility provides the ability to select cane to an individuals liking and eliminates most of the drudgery of searching for those "great reeds". The machine is used but nearly without any traces of use.

Price: € 490,00
Kerstin Siepmann
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25 Nov 2015 Russian Federation wiseman Gentleman Bassoon Case

Used case

Price: 450 euro
Tel: +79261277475
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14 Nov 2015 United States Walter Bassoon For Sale

Excellent Walter Bassoon for sale. Has a beautiful rich sound, and wonderful scale and a great dynamic range. Performed and recorded on often and regularly as Principal with the Philadelphia Orchestra. $ 30,000 US Dollars. (Paid $ 31,000 in 2008), from Rudolf Walter Co. directly. Still a beautiful instrument and has no issues, just looking to downsize number of personal instruments.

Price: $ 30,000
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13 Nov 2015 United Kingdom Heckel 5xxx series completely refurbished

Refurbished by Walter Reiger in 2009.The instrument was re varnished, given a new set of keys plated with nickel silver, tone holes all refinished and silver tubes added to the open tone holes, modern Bb tone hole, tenor joint relined with hard rubber, top D, Eb, and E keys added. The instrument has a beautiful singing tone and a good even scale. Comes with 2 heckel crooks, original oval hard case and handmade leather outer cover. Used professionally by Principal Bsn Royal Scottish National Orch

Price: £25,500
David Hubbard
Tel: 07974563621
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10 Nov 2015 United States Puchner 5000 23 bassoon Brand new

Item is brand new. It is a puchner 5000 comes with cc1xl and cc2xl bocal. No signs of wear and is a 30k instrument from most dealers.

Price: 20000 usd
Ryan Smith
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07 Nov 2015 United Kingdom Heckel 7000 series for sale

Newly serviced, professionally played in London and a beautiful mellow tone. Very even scale and extremely easy to play. Available to try in London

Price: £25,000GBP
Lois Au
Tel: 07716312394
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07 Nov 2015 Sweden Original Heinrich Grenser bassoon for sale,

ORIGINAL H. Grenser bassoon for sale, made of boxwood , has a noble, gentle tone and stable intonation, tuned in 421, built about 1785 , additional keys added about 1830, plays upp to high Eb,fine leather case , two wing joints, two P. de Koningh bocals K. was very impressed of its quality and evaluated it to € 30 000:- , now for sale for € 17500:- Can be tried in Berlin at Ludwig Frank & Frank Meyer tel. +49 304948188, Schulstrasse 4, 13187 Berlin. Owner: Knut Sönstevold ,

Price: € 17500
Knut Sönstevold
Tel: 0046707671468
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06 Nov 2015 United Kingdom Puchner 23 compact (gentlemen's model), in outstanding condition

Made in 1997. One amateur owner from new. In outstanding condition. It feels like it has just been blown in and has decades of life in it. It has been appraised by one Puchner cognoscenti as 'one of the nicest Puchner's I've ever tried'. It has just had a full service. Includes the 2 original Puchner crooks: CD1 and BD2. This is the compact model with it's divided long joint, so benefits from a shorter case. Includes an Altieri insulated case cover. for details, photos, etc

Price: £13000 ovno
Ian Harvey
Tel: 07788 524270
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05 Nov 2015 United Kingdom Heckel 79## from 1936I have owned and played this instrument for 10 years in many of the orchestras

Heckel 79## from 1936 I have owned and played this instrument for 10 years in many of the orchestras in the UK and also in my job in RSNO. It is in excellent playing condition and has had a recent overhaul. High D and E have been added at a later date as well as a sympathetic refinish of the wood. It comes with 2 crooks and a high quality hard case and cover. Can be tried in Glasgow/Manchester and London subject to arrangement. Contact me for more info/pictures

Price: £23,500 (GBP)
Simon Davies
Tel: 00447734915213
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04 Nov 2015 United Kingdom Triebert bassoon (French-system)

Lovely old French bassoon for sale, made in the early 1900's. It is by the maker Triebert which was a well-known Paris instrument maker of the day. This would make an ideal instrument for someone wishing to explore this alternative style of bassoon system. I have recently had it serviced by Ian White woodwind repairers in Oxford. It's in excellent condition & plays very well. Includes 1 original crook (bocal) & comes in its original wooden box. Can be tried in Cheltenham or London.

Price: £1695
Oliver Galletta
Tel: +44 (0) 7870 658020
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04 Nov 2015 United States Yamaha 821 bassoon

Beautiful Yamaha 821 bassoon with Yamaha bocal for sale. High D and E keys. Typical rollers on a Yamaha bassoon. SN 2004, really nice sound, feels and plays a lot like older Heckels. Right hand whisper key lock, original left hand one would have to be replaced. Original RECTANGLE Yamaha case. Price is negotiable, need to sell soon for a friend. US trials available, Europe, Canada, and Israel must provide details.

Price: 13,500 USD
Daniel Ponder
Tel: 9192609666
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30 Oct 2015 United States Ernst Riedl Bassoon, #9842, One Owner, Fox CVX, ProTec Case, All Good Condition, Kentucky, USA

Purchased new by me in 1974, this is an excellent student bassoon. It has small scratches and plating wear in numerous places, but the overall condition is very good, and it was serviced in 2014 by Paul Nordby. Included is a well matched Fox CVX #3 bocal. Intonation and sound is solid, dark and consistent, and the upper register is exceptionally responsive and free-blowing, making it an excellent bassoon for a 1st chair player. ProTec case is a few years old and in very good condition.

Price: 2950 USD
Alex Meade
Tel: 859-351-8443
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28 Oct 2015 United Kingdom Mollenhauer bassoon

Fully serviced Mollenhauer bassoon dating from the early 1930s. Looks a little worn but produces a wonderful mellow tone and is a joy to play. Modern Heckel bocal plus two original bocals also included as is an extra gig case. Photos can be provided upon request.

Price: £7,000 o.n.o
Su Pointer
Tel: +44(0)1263 768043
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22 Oct 2015 Italy Pre gouger machine

Reeds'n Stuff Pre Gouger machine for bassoon. used very little, as new. price to be agreed.

Price: 0
Alberto Santi
Tel: 3661735160
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20 Oct 2015 United Kingdom Fox (Renard) 240

Fox Renard 240 bassoon, used, immaculate condition, regular professional maintenance. 3 Fox crooks, seat strap, new Fox swabs. Fox hard case and padded Altieri cover with back-pack and shoulder sling straps. Includes Fox floor stand. Photos on request. Located in London.

Price: £ 6500
Rick Yoder
Tel: +44(0)7501596586
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15 Oct 2015 Switzerland Heckel Crest 2008

A very nice instrument in excellent condition, originally chosen from 4 Crest bassoons at the Heckel factory. It has been played in professional orchestras and in competitions, having won several 1st prizes. The instrument was recently overhauled and has not been played after servicing (as I bought a new Heckel instrument). Additional accessories included are its case and an S bocal of choice. The instrument can be tried in Lugano.

Price: 22.500 CHF
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12 Oct 2015 Switzerland 2005 Yamaha Custom bassoon YFG-811C Gentleman-Model

For sale, Yamaha bassoon 10 years old. Fully renewed and silver-plated in June 2015. Including Compact yamaha bassoon case (see photo), and bocals: Yamaha C1 and Püchner BC2. Stable intonation, nice sound, easy high register. Professional instrument. Selling because of change to a Moosmann bassoon. The instrument can be tried both in Zürich (CH) or Bergamo (IT).

Price: 15000€
Marco Taraddei
Tel: +41 76 722 94 73
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09 Oct 2015 Spain Paraschos bocal

After all, bassoon became totally wooden, as the nature of the instrument demands. Paraschos Co. created the unique bocal that greatly improves all aspects of bassoon sound. Players, can now achieve a velvet, warmer and broader sound in all registers. This extremely easy blowing bocal provides a very fast stacatto and an incomparable tuning stability. Handmade, constructed from high quality wood of Palisande

Price: 430 euros
Laura Guasteví
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04 Oct 2015 France RAMPONE reed contrabass (contrebasse à anche, contrabbasso ad ancia, sarrusophone)

Reed Contrabass RAMPONE. Instrument of the family of the sarrusophone (but with a different fingering). With bocal, reeds, and copy of a "method". Lowest note: the lowest D of the piano. Year between 1900 and 1910. It has some small dings and dents but it has been repadded recently. It plays very well. The instrument can be tried in Paris Ugo Boscain

Price: 2600 euro
ugo boscain
Tel: +33652988357
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03 Oct 2015 Switzerland 6 year old Yamaha Gentleman Bassoon in excellent condition (generally overhauled in summer 2014) wit

6 year old Yamaha Gentleman Bassoon in excellent condition (generally overhauled in summer 2014) with a big, round, warm sound and very stable intonation in all registers. The Instrument has been played professionally in different swiss orchestras and comes with the original gentleman case and 3 Bocals (Yamaha CN 1 and CN 2 Bocal and 1 Heckel CCVR 1 Bocal). The instrument can be tried in Zürich (Switzerland) and Leipzig (Germany). The price is negotiable.

Price: 17`000 €
Philipp Hösli
Tel: +41 76 474 17 88
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29 Sept 2015 United Kingdom Schrieber vintage professional bassoon

Sadly no longer played, we are selling this beautiful instrument which has recently been overhauled and is fitted with new Italian premium leather pads. It has a superb rich tone with precise intonation. It is made from superb figured flamed maple wood and the varnish shows little wear even around the finger holes. Has particular high spec key work including 9 rollers for right thumb, high D key, left hand thumb whisper key lock, EF, E flat, C sharp, extra B flat trills, amongst others.

Price: £8000 or v.n.o.
Jane Cook
Tel: 07967087529
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19 Sept 2015 United Kingdom Heckel 4xxx

I have for sale a Heckel 4638, beautiful resonant tone typical of early Heckels. Wonderful deep red orange tiger stripe stain. Updated key work. Bought from Germany and played professionally in the UK. Needs a minor service but plays well. Asking price £6000 but willing to negotiate as looking for a swift sale.

Price: £6000 ono
L Stephens
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15 Sept 2015 Russian Federation Contrabassoon Mollenhauer

The instrument is in excellent condition, with case. Includes 1 bocal.

Price: 7000€
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11 Sept 2015 Denmark Baroque bassoon after Denner by Mathew Dart

For sale, wonderful baroque bassoon after Denner by Mathew Dart. Stained maple, 5 keys including extra Eb key, pitch A=415Hz, includes a brand new Thomann case. Built in 2013, good as new, almost completely unplayed. For such instrument, waiting time can be up to four years. Can be tried in Copenhagen.

Price: 40.000 dkk
Etienne Boudreault
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10 Sept 2015 United Kingdom Schreiber 5071 bassoon

For sale, a Schreiber professional bassoon in outstanding condition. This bassoon has a lovely free blowing sound with excellent intonation. It has been completely overhauled including all new pads, corks and felts. Suitable for playing to a high standard. International delivery possible, just ask:

Price: £4450
Double Reed Ltd.
Tel: 00441633 677729
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10 Sept 2015 France Moosmann Profi 222 for sale

Made in 2001, this fagott has a beautiful dark sound and is fully equiped. Only played by a professional. Sold with 2 Heckel bocals (a CDVX and an excellent CC2 !) and a 3 years-old Marcus Bona case. All is in excellent condition. May be seen in Paris

Price: 10800 euros
Adeline Dazy
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04 Sept 2015 France moosmann modele solist

fagott professionnel entiérement révisé avec 4 bocaux 2 heckel 1 leizinger 1 moosman et petit matériel pour gratter les anches boites d'anches vendu cause retraite

Price: 9.000 euros
Tel: 33620358652
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04 Sept 2015 Germany Heckel 79XX and 448X (foto) for sell ore exchage

Heckel 79XX and 448X (5000€) in good condition. Wood in perfect condition. There are no checks or putrefaction traces. Nice focused sound. Exchange to a modern instrument or bocal (difference in price paid if needed) is possible. All negotiable.

Price: 25000€
Tel: +491785347111
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01 Sept 2015 Spain Heckel Bassoon # 11xxx

Heckel Bassoon # 11xxx, enzapatillado completo, ajuste mecánico y ajuste sonoro realizado por el luthier Igor Melero.

Price: 34.000 €
H. Soler
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31 Aug 2015 Belgium Moosmann 200 Professional

I am selling my faithful companion of 13 years (bought in 2002). Beautiful dark sound, well balanced, easy mechanics (all keys), in perfect condition (just overhauled). Suitable for any use - beginner, advanced student, professional. Never had any problem. Come and try in Brussels.

Price: 7,500 EUR
Pierre Dubuisson
Tel: +32472697389
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24 Aug 2015 United Kingdom Oscar Adler contrabassoon compact model

For sale, a compact model Oscar Adler contrabassoon descending to low A. It has a lovely, resonant and free sound. Fully serviced including almost all new pads and full setup. The top joint can be removed so the whole instrument fits into a compact gig bag with back straps. The gig bag is highly padded, lightweight and small. It comes with two bocals, a spike and a new professional gig bag. Keywork includes four rollers, extra keys, tuning slide etc. Available at:

Price: £6500
Double Reed Ltd.
Tel: 00441633 677729
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20 Aug 2015 United States Moosmann M150E (Used, 3 years old)

European "Riegal" Mountain Maple Wood Special French Polish Lacquer Finish New "E" Technology Acoustic Design German Silver / Silver Plated Keys High D & E Keys Bridge between A and Whisper Key Rollers on Low C, Low D, C#, D#, Ab, F, F# Hard Rubber Tubes Protruding into Bore RH Whisper Key Lock Balance Hanger Hand Rest 2 Excellent Series Bocals BAM High Tech Case. Extremely flexible, with a sweet yet powerful sound.

Price: $15,500
William Beecher
Tel: 5167768573
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16 Aug 2015 United Kingdom Schreiber Bassoon for sale

Schreiber Bassoon, around 10 years old. Valued this weekend by Howarths London at £4000. A beautiful instrument to play, very high quality for a Schreiber. Perfect as an advanced student instrument. Includes reed case, cleaners and 2 crooks.

Price: £4000 ono
Tel: 07969210782
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13 Aug 2015 Israel heckel 10xxx

heckel 10xxx in a good condition. perfect intonation beautiful sound and free blowing. can be tried in europe 20/8-9/9/15 or in the USA 4-18/11/15

Price: 33500€
gad lederman
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28 July 2015 United Kingdom Renard 240 with a Heckel crook

I am selling a very lovely Renard 240 #42971, approximately 8 years old, in beautiful shape, hardly ever played. It has just been serviced by Nicolas Evans in New York (June 2015) who has done a truly fantastic job (new pads and springs etc..) It plays and feels like brand new instrument and looks very well. 3 crooks included: Heckel CD0, Fox CVC2, CVX2. £6800 or near offer.

Price: £6800/€9600
Tel: +447900471840
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24 July 2015 Virgin Islands, U.S. Amati ABN 81

Very little use Stored since new no defects of any kind light color 2 bocals not being played ship worldwide

Price: $3995 USD
jeff bergstrom
Tel: 340 277 1204
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22 July 2015 Czech Republic Heckel Crest

balancer,CD1,gold keys, use in professional orch. - Heckel Nr.4000,orig.condition,bocals,- Schreiber model professional, balancer, high e, 2 bocals

Price: 24 000 Euro
Jindrich Koman
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14 July 2015 France Püchner 23 année 2014

Très bel instrument, en parfait état. Son magnifique et puissant. Très juste. Vendu avec 2 bocaux püchner, 1 bocal heckel cc1, 2 étuis (1 souple, 1 rigide) ; guillotine, pince, mandrin, fraise et plate-forme (le tout de marque rieger) ; boîtes d'anches et partitions.

Price: 21 500
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07 July 2015 United States Beautiful Fox Renard model 220 for sale

This instrument was purchased brand new in 2011 by current eastman school of music student, and has been absolutely babied. The instrument is fully broken in and very responsive, as well as having a very even scale. It has an insert installed in the boot for a balance hanger that is also included. (as well as a harness) The bassoon comes complete with two fox *cvx* bocals (size 2 and 3) as well as the original fox bassoon case. Email me for more info.

Price: 7750 USD
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07 July 2015 Argentina A= 430 HZ. after Truska, Chec 1785. Replica. Excellent condition like new. Good intonation/response

A= 430 HZ. after Truska, Chec 1785. Replica. Excellent condition like new. Good intonation and response with fine bocal di Vincenzo Onida with bag by Tom and Will.

Price: 4,000 Euros
Tel: 00541142024362
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02 July 2015 United Kingdom Heckel serial number 3667, Circa 1890 to 1892 (need to verify)

This bassoon has been restored to a very high standard by Bill McNaughton of The bassoon is as original no modification. No added keys. The lacquer is as original black and is worn in places, the wood has fine patina. The boot-joint has no dry rot. The bocal/crook has the original marked; “Heckel Biehrich” with the initials “GNO”. Original leather case. Concert pitch but see Youtube email for more photographs Price (or best offer)

Price: £18,500 (Stirling)
Bill McNaughton
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01 July 2015 United States Fox *CVC* Bocals #2 and #3

These bocals came with my new Fox 680 bassoon, but I currently use a Heckel bocal and don't need these extra bocals. The Fox Double Star *CVC* Bocal was created specifically for use with thick wall style bassoons. This includes Fox model 601 and 660 bassoons as well as most Heckel bassoons made in the last five decades. Fox *CVC* bocals are available in lengths 0 through 4, with #0 being the shortest length. Lengths #1, #2 and #3 are considered the "normal" lengths. $600 EACH

Price: $600
Laura McIntyre
Tel: 703 932 5809
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01 July 2015 United States J. Puchner Model 6000 Superior Bassoon in Antique Finish #13652

Mint condition. This beautiful instrument was purchased in 2006 by an instrument collector and was never played. A fantastic example of Puchner's top-of-the-line instrument, this bassoon produces a gorgeous tone with extreme ease. Includes two original Puchner bocals, all accessories in original packaging, and a Gewa case. More pictures can be seen at

Price: $30,000 USD
Aria Double Reeds
Tel: 202-810-2742
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28 June 2015 United Kingdom Stunning Mollenhauer Contrabassoon including several bocals, hard & soft cases and Fox contra stand

Mollenhauer Contrabassoon for sale new in 2004 serial #1027. Stunning instrument, particularly good example of this model, beautiful tone, cherry red colour in excellent condition. Metal rings put in the lower pad holes so they seal perfectly & has excellent response in the lower register. Played professionally in UK & abroad. Comes with hard case, soft black Glenn Cronkhite gig bag & several Mollenhauer crooks included, some straightened and some curved. Available to try in London/Watford area.

Price: £18,500
Vicky Crowell
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26 June 2015 Germany Walter bassoon (Solo-Modell) for sale

I sell my Walter bassoon (nr. 8130). The instrument is played in and everything works perfect. Walter did some stuff all over the last year to upgrade the instrument. It has the typical warm Walter sound, which I really like. I sell the bassoon with a new Marcus Bonna case + accessor. The price is negotiable.

Price: 16900€
Felix Schwamm
Tel: +49/178/6868754
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15 June 2015 United States Heckel bassoon #105XX

Heckel bassoon #10519. Appraised for $39k. Water tubes, low c#/d# trill key, right hand eb trill key, offset high E/Eb keys, Moennig left hand whisper key lock,high A ring key to play high A with the RH F key, extra rollers/key guards. 3 Heckel bocals: 1CC, 2 CDE with a special pin hole to play upper register w/ a specially built piece that covers it for regular playing), 2CCE, original GEWA case and Bona case, swabs, leather seat strap. View it at this link:

Price: $39000.00
Jane Cannon
Tel: 302-355-6064
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14 June 2015 Greece Yamaha Custom Bassoon YFG-821

For sale is an excellent Yamaha bassoon ,(s/n 1010) made in 1995 ,perfect intonation and warm sound , professionally played// some keys need refubrishing, comes with original case, three yamaha bocals(N1,N2,VN2) and balance holder ./ price open to discussion /can be tried and tested in Athens, any questions feel free to ask.///

Price: 11700 euro
vasilis vlachos
Tel: 6972599597
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12 June 2015 United Kingdom FOR SALE - Rieger Bassoon tip profiler

FOR SALE - Rieger Bassoon tip profiler in good condition with only a few cosmetic blemishes/marks which can be seen in the photos. Buyer to pay for postage in UK or shipping for overseas. Available to look at and try in Manchester or South Wales (UK). £780 - Offers considered.

Price: £780 GBP
James Thomas
Tel: +447986559293
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10 June 2015 Germany Selling 3 Leitzinger bocals because of retirement. M-1 platinum plated, 1100 EurosM-2 platinum and

Because of retirement, selling 3 Leitzinger bocals. 1) M-1 platinum plated, 2) M-2 platinum 3) S 2 platinum, special for the high-note register.

Price: 1,100 each
Margaret Dudley
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06 June 2015 Finland Fox 201 Bassoon for sale

Made in 1986. Exellent condition, lovely tone, plays beautifully. Comes 2 good Fox crooks CVX 2 and 3. Hard case.Played professionally in Finland.

Price: 7950 €
Timo Korhonen
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05 June 2015 United States Leitzinger and Heckel bassoon bocals

For sale is an excellent Leitzinger FM1 platinum plated bocal and a Heckel CD1 nickel plated bocal. The Leitzinger is their top-of-the-line bocal with "an extraordinary sound." The taper makes it an amazing high note bocal, while the plating gives it a warm, powerful sound in all registers. This bocal is great for any musical situation. The Heckel CD1 is a wonderful bocal as well, just not well suited to my particular instrument. Asking $1500 for Leitzinger ($1900 new) and $750 for Heckel.

Price: $1500 / $750
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01 June 2015 United States Moosmann Bassoon for sale, Professional Model 150A

I'm selling my Moosmann professional model 150A. It is a beautiful instrument in great condition with amazing tone and all the standard keywork. I played on it throughout most of my undergrad and it worked great, I'm only selling it because I bought a Heckel and do not need a second instrument. I could arrange a local pick-up around the Boston area or I would be happy to ship it as well. Feel free to email me with any questions.

Price: $13,000
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31 May 2015 United States Fox 601

Fox 601 well cared for and maintained with only one owner. Equipped with little finger whisper key, Ab-Bb trill, High E key, A flick-whisper key bridge, whisper key lock, french bell ring.

Price: 18,500 USD
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