Heckel Bassoon 4705

Description The instrument has a large bore, much larger than almost any other 4000 series bassoon; it's dimensions are much closer to a modern instrument than any of its neighbors in the 4000 series. Also, it has much thicker walls. The instrument is walnut-colored and has the original ivory ring on the bell. The long joint has a modern, rounded cross-section.
History Restored by Keith Bowen; completed in January of 2000. Work included adding high-D and high-E keys, in addition to new laquer and complete silver replating. The old F# mechanism, which closed also the low-E key using a special bridge linkage, was replaced and the tone hole resized to suit modern specifications. Also, Keith added keys with rollers for C#/D# and F#/G#. A whisper key was added by Heckel sometime in the distant past. Used for many years in the Bergen Philharmonic in Bergen, Norway. Also used in the Contemporary Chamber Composers and Players.
Known Sales
  • 02/2000 at undefined