Heckel Bassoon 5741

Description Restored by Keith Bowen. NOT a "long bore" instrument. Keith Bowen added high D and E keys, tubes in the finger holes, rollers on Low F-Ab, low F-F#, thumb Bb-F#, and low C#-D#, plus an extra touch for the low C. Custom whisper key lock mechanism, which can be engaged or disengaged without removing thumb from the key, thus not opening the whisper key pad while engaging or disengaging it. Original ivory bell ring with a chip missing. Metal rings on both ends of the long joint. The boot cap is set up to use a spike for playing.
Known Sales
  • 12/2002 at ebay
  • 04/2003 at idrs