Heckel Bassoon 7416

Description French whisper key and an unusual alternate A flat key mechanism. Instead of the usual hole with a post through it, the bassoon has a key that goes around the boot joint, thus eliminating the A flat hole on the thumb side of the boot joint. It also has a roller between the whisper key and c sharp key.
History Used in in the Dallas Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic, the New Mexico and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestras. Restored by Keith Bowen in February 1997.
Known Sales
  • 03/1996 at undefined