Heckel Bassoon Information

Last update: 05/13/2016

Documents

I have obtained some documents that Heckel used for customer correspondence during the 1975 time frame. Several of these documents had been used for years.

Options

In the past, Heckel offered a wide array of models of bassoons. At the time of Heckel's 100 year anniversary (1931) the Heckel catalog listed 25 models of the Heckel bassoon--including the model 41met which had a metal body! This model was reportedly produced for tropical climates. Keywork options were offered by way of these different models.

The model number 41 has always been used for the German system bassoons, while the model number 42 was the designation for the World System keywork (left hand French system, right hand German system).

Currently, Heckel produces only one model of the Heckel bassoon, the 41i. Click here to see the standard catalog options offered for a new Heckel bassoon.

Notes

Instrument identification

Serial Numbers
The Heckel firm was founded in 1831; however it was 1877 before they began stamping serial numbers on their bassoons. The first serial number stamped was 3000.

Heckel bassoon serial numbers are assigned when the wood for the instrument is chosen for construction. After the serial number is assigned the wood is cured for at least 12 years. This can cause variations in serial number/year progression; it is possible to have a lower serial number shipped after a higher serial number has shipped.

Heckel bassoon serial numbers are not continuous. There are known gaps in the serial numbers. The reason for these gaps is not always known even by the factory. For example, according to company sources:

...we can confirm that there are no instruments [bassoons] from [serial numbers] 11389 to 11501 ever built; maybe we had a design change during that time.

Manufacturing Mark
Heckel bassoons also have a manufacturing mark. The manufacturing mark is a number which is used to keep the all of the parts of a bassoon grouped together during the production process. This number can be found (in Arabic form) under the boot cap following the serial number on newer bassoons; it can also be found in Roman numeral form inscribed on the underside of the keys of a bassoon. It can also be found by a series of small pin holes, or dots punched in the surface of the wood joints. These dots are typically found under keys so that they cannot be seen when the instrument is assembled.

This web page uses the convention serial/manufacturing mark, e.g., serial number 7273, manufacturing mark 2 will be shown as 7273/2. This number is sometimes erroneously referred to as a desk number or a bench mark. The manufacturing mark does not connect a specific instrument with a specific builder or build desk in any way.

Construction Changes Through History

Rubber bore liner
The hard rubber liner was introduced and patented by Wilhelm Heckel in 1889.
Flat Back Long Joint
In the late 4000s Heckel changed from building flat back long joints to the current round cross-section shape. You can clearly see a flat back long joint on bassoon 4822. The back of the long joint is built with a plateau, similar to what is still made for the wing C# key.
Long Bore/Short Bore
During 1922 (around serial number 5711) Heckel changed from building small bore bassoons to the wide bore bassoon. In order to accomidate this change, the wing, boot and long joint have shorter tube lengths. In America the wide bore instruments are frequently referred to as short bore bassoons. Before serial number 5711 (1922) only small bore bassoons were built; between serial numbers 5711 and 7700 (1935) both types were built and after serial number 7700 typically only the wide bore was built.
Thick Wall Construction
In 1963 (around serial number 10700) Heckel began making the walls of the bassoon thicker. The standard story explaining the reason for this changes was that the thinner walled instruments tended to crack too easily, especially in the long joint tenons and the top of the boot joint. Very recently (the 15000 series) there is evidence that the wall thickness of the bassoons has been further increased.
Ivory Bell Ring
Real ivory was used for the ivory bell ring until the 13000 series. From that point on, a very good imitation made of plastic has been used. According to recent reports, Heckel has once again begun using real ivory for the bell rings due to successful African animal management programs. However, new bassoons sent to the US will continue to have plastic rings due to continued US ivory importation laws.
Low D Key Guard
The shape of Low D key guard has changed over time. Originally, the Low D key guard was a half cap over the lower half of the Low D key cup as on 3050. By the time of the manufacture of 3221, the guard had changed to a metal rim as seen on 3221. Later the guard changed to a bar similar to the modern Bb key guard on the back of the boot joint as on 6126. During the 6000 series the Low D key guard became the shape that it continues to have today.
Back Ab Key
Heckel bassoons until 7400 had the back Ab key as a separate tone hole on the back of the boot as seen on 7250. After 7400 the default mechanism for the back Ab key was to operate the front Ab key via a connecting rod through the boot joint. The back Ab key as a separate tone hole is still available as option 107.
Low G Key
The Low G key was originally connected from front to back by a keywork mechanism that wrapped around the boot joint, as seen on 3221. This permanently changed between 4210 and 4230 to the modern method of connection by pressing a rod that passes directly through the boot joint.

Variations

The following is an explanation of some of the typical variations you may find in instrument descriptions:

;World System
You will notice some instruments listed as World System, French left hand, Muccetti system (after Enzo Muccetti) or Pezzi system. These were all attempts to blend the French bassoon key system (Boehm) with the German (Heckel) system. Typically this was done by building the left hand with the French key system and the right hand with the German key system, although the centennial 1931 Heckel catalog does contain some models that have right hand Boehm system keywork (models 41u, 41v, 41ur and 41vl).
Bell Shape
Heckel builds bassoons with what the factory calls three different styles of bells; German, French and Italian bells (factory options 72, 72a and 72b respectively). This indicates only the external shape of the bell. This terminology should not be confused with the type of bell ring; a Heckel bassoon with a metal bell ring does not indicate a French bell; it is not uncommon to see a German bell with a metal bell ring. The French bell has a significantly different external shape, as can be seen in this picture of 15208 (this instrument also has a divided long joint). I have been told by Roger Birnstingl that the Italian bell (also know as the Muccetti bell) has the same bore as a normal bell but has very thin walls and very little bulge. It is also quite a bit lighter, weighing in at around 250 grams versus the 300 grams of a typical German bell.
Gentlemen's Model
Some instruments are listed as a Gentlemen's model, or having a divided long joint. These instruments have a joint lower on the top of the long joint (between the Low B and C keys) which allows the instrument to be taken apart into sections which are more similar in length. Typically there is still a normal bell joint (option 85); however, there is an option to have only the joint between the Low B and C keys (option 85a).

Notes about the instrument table

Heckel Bassoon Serial Numbers

For your convenience, you may use the following hyperlinks to jump directly to a specific Heckel bassoon series:

3000s 4000s 5000s 6000s 7000s 8000s
9000s 10000s 11000s 12000s 13000s 14000s


Serial NumberNumber of imagesDescriptionServicersHistory
299911This appears to be a pre-3000 series Heckel bassoo...
Number of 2000(s) listed: 1, series span: 1852 thru 1876, total produced: 317
3000
3001
30394This is the oldest known Heckel bassoon still in u...
3047Low A for left little finger, Tristan-StuerzeIn the Music Institut of the University of Tuebing...
30482
30502
3051There are indications that at one time this was a ...
3070
307x1
322116
3229
3258A440, crook lock, front RH rollers, lined left han...
3261
3273
3275
33177
3332
3333
3334
3346
33474
33652
3371
3374
3375
3386
340112
3408
34104
3422complete overhaul in 2003
3435
34487
3455
34701
34781
34826Palisander wood.
3486
3494
3495
3504
3513Laslie/Nordby
3521
3528Played professionally in period instrument orchest...
3537Low D tone hole has a metal ring inside; looks lik...
3555
3556
3583
3586/212
3602maintained by Laslie/Nordby
3616
3617
3620/26
36673stringstring
3677
3678
36803
37056At some point, the U-tube has been replaced with a...
3709
3714
3717
3726
3738
3739
3750/54
375112
37521
3774
3776reworked - low pitch
3781
37975
3799
3800/3
3826Worked on by Carl Sawicki 1995 (tubes, etc)
3844/43
38465Spent some time in St. Petersburg and New Zealand....
3857
3858
3885Completely overhauled (resilvered, etc)
3892/33
3918
3919
3926
39391
3960
3979
3980
Number of 3000(s) listed: 86, series span: 1877 thru 1898, total produced: 993
4000
4038
4039Used in the Concertgebouw Orchestra
4046
4054
40707
4079/23
4088Considering restoration and sale in 1995
4097
4099/3
4100
4101Has a second bell for Low A
4114/018
4118/49No whisper key.Used with orchestras in Vienna, Berlin, London and...
4120Confirmed by the factory as the first bassoon ship...
4127
4128
4134
4137
4147
4148
4166
4183
418710Overhauled in 1995 von Mollenhauer
4188
4189
4190
4191
4210/38Spent 90 years being used in a Catholic church in ...
4228As described in 11/2007: Most rollers; has whisper...
4229whisper key, no lock; no high d, e; left ring fing...
42306Refinished; was sanded excessively to point where ...
42354Whisper key lock for left thumb, C plate in minimi...Reconditioned. Played in a West German opera orche...
42571
4265
4266
4269
4273
4287Laslie/Nordby
4289
4292
42961
4303High d and e keys with tone hole inserts and stand...Completely restored and tuned by Paul Nordby and J...
4323
43254Whisper key lock for left thumb, C plate, high d a...Restored by Heckel.
4328
4341
43432
4359
43615No whisper key
4365
43673
4369High D key, whisper lock.Refinished by Heckel in '70's. Tuned by Chip Owen ...
4374
4376
4378
4397
4399hi D, E, tone hole inserts by Keith Bowen
4400Laslie/Nordby
4402
4403
4417
4433Laslie/Nordby
4442Laslie/Nordby
4452
4454Purchased once for its bell!
445610
44582
4468Owned by a university.
4469
4478Not a "flat back" long joint.
4481
4482
4486
4512
4513
4515/38
4518Laslie/Nordby
4521Carl Sawicki worked on this bassoon in 1976
4525High d and e, rollers on Low D/C, F/Ab/F#
4528Restored by Mooseman. New silver plating and overh...
4531
4546
4557
45583High D, tubes, rollers on C#/D# and F/Ab. b guard ...
4559Dark red tiger stripe finish, ivory ring on bell; ...
4561Laslie/Nordby
4562
4563
4564
4565
45754
45774
4582
4583
4585
459118Stamped U of R 89
4602
460310
4613
4614
4628restored by Carl Sawicki 1/1984
4634
4635
46431Restored 2002 by Keith Bowen. Dark Red finish; Hig...
4647Overhauled 1984
4648/56Restored by Keith Bowen
4667Restored by Carl Sawicki in 1984
4668
4670
46718This instrument was made for a player in the Bolsh...
4681Made for the German military orchestra. It is sign...
4686
4687
4696
4705The instrument has a large bore, much larger than ...Restored by Keith Bowen; completed in January of 2...
4706
4710
4716
47185Modern U-tube, modernized keywork, refinishing and...
4719Mark Krantz repair
4721Wing joint tenon replaced
4727
4733
47408
4747
4767/39No whisper key, no high d or e key. Thumb f sharp ...Restored by Heckel.
4769
4770
4772/210Small boreOriginally delivered to Chicago. Restored in 2008 ...
4777
47818Not used from late 1970s until sale in 2007.
4787
4788
47902Refurbished in March 2009, silver mechanics, 11 ro...
47924Right and left hand rollers, low C extension. Wing...
4802Laslie/Nordby
4806
4807Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
4813
4814
4817Laslie/NordbyKeith Bowen restored keywork.
4818
48223
4825
4827
4829Laslie/Nordby
4831
4834
48393Laslie/Nordby
4840Completely restored 2004 by HARY SCHWEIZER. Instru...
4851No rubber lining
4853Unlined boot, factory whisper keySpent some time in the Seattle area
48564
4860
48612
4863
4870
4871
4878
4881
4887
4894
4898/14
4902
4907Carl Sawicki worked on in 1988
4912
4913
4918
4924
49293High D and E keys. Bell is split into two parts wi...
4934High D and E. Ebony finish.Laslie/NordbyOriginally delivered in Leipzig. Restored by Marcu...
49379Metal ring on bell. Tone hole liners. Left hand hi...Restored by Carl Sawicki in late 1992
4941
4949Has two long joints and bellsLaslie/Nordby
49529French bell
4956
4957
4968
4971
4974
49783string
4979
4988Used in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the 1980...
4992
499410Key mechanisms appear like a french system, but to...
Number of 4000(s) listed: 186, series span: 1897 thru 1911, total produced: 997
5000High D and E, nickel-plated keys. Has a special ro...
5001
5009
50103Full restoration by Keith Bowen in Seattle, WA in ...
5011
50237
5029
5030
5034
5035
50397
5061
50629German system with plateau long joint. The inscrip...
5064
5065Laslie/Nordby
5066 [K]9Has the letter K stamped near the serial number.
5072
5075Used in Dundee, London, Singapore and Oakville, On...
5079
5094
5095
5101
5106
5107small boreLaslie/NordbyMaintained by Keith Bowen. Also
5112Marvin Krantz repairs.
5117
5118
5121
5123Refurbished by Laslie
5125
5126
5128
51339Originally shipped to Curland in Imperial Russia. ...
5136
5139
5146James KeyesHigh D and E added. Used in Atlanta, Columbus(OH),...
5147Number 2 of a set ordered by and stamped Carl Fish...
5148Number 3 of a set ordered by and stamped Carl Fish...
5149Number 4 of a set ordered by and stamped Carl Fish...
5150Number 5 of a set ordered by and stamped Carl Fish...
5151Number 6 of a set ordered by and stamped Carl Fish...
5158
5159/17
5161Laslie/Nordby
5165
5175Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
5177Laslie/Nordby
5178
5185
5187
5190
5192
5193
5196/1No high D or whisper key lock.
5199
5202Laslie/Nordby
5203
5204
5208Laslie/Nordby
5214/24French belloverhaul by John Myatt Woodwind specialists http:/...
5215
522411
5228/58
5232Used to reside in Kiev
5235
5242Laslie/Nordby
5243Laslie/Nordby
5249Carl Sawicki restoration in spring 1996
5251
5255
5263High E key. Little finger whisper key.
5266
5268
5280
5283
52866Double-keyed bell joint.Instrument originally distributed via Carl Fisher,...
5287French system
5292
5294
5297
529x/51
5307
5308
5309/01
5310
5313
5316Laslie/NordbyNon-professional attempt made at stripping finish....
5319
5320
5324
5325
53261High E and Eb trillUsed to reside in Norway.
5341
5354
5457
5523
5529
5532
5544Refinished with 3 coats of hand rubbed varnish. Al...Used in the Austin Symphony
5552
5554Laslie/Nordby
5557
5560
5565
55661Used professionally in orchestras of Gothenburg, S...
5567Added high D key. Short bore bassoon.This instrument was previously owned and played by...
5568Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
5569
5571High D, off-set High E, Ab/Bb Trillextensive work performed by Marcus/Wieler
55762Heckel, Nordbyrestored by Laslie/Nordby
55798restored by Keith Bowen
5581Red Mahogany
5584Laslie/Nordby
55853French bell
5588maintained by Laslie/Nordby
55902
5591
5592Used in the Burton articleGraphing the Bassoon Bor...
5598James KeyesTone-hole inserts, right-hand thumb whisper lock, ...
5600Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
5601
5606Whisper key lock in addition to left pinky whisper...
5609Rollers for both hands, high D key, French whisper...maintained by Jim Laslie
5611
5614
5621/5Long boreAdded rollers between the whisper and C# keys, and...
5625
5628High D and E keys, standard keywork.Former instrument of Ferdinand Del Negro. Bore ina...
562x1
5630Described as a "hybrid" French/German instrument
5640Restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2001.
5641Laslie/NordbyUsed in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
5642Updated by Walter Rieger, high e-key, silver tubes...
5645/08
56504Laslie/NordbySomeone added a plateau-system of keys over the fi...
5653Used in the Cedar Rapids symphony orchestra
56551Restored by Carl Sawicki
5658no rollers, no High D or Ereplated
5659Used in Helsinki Philharmonic
5661French long joint/German systemLaslie/Nordby
5663/55Long bore, French bellOriginally a world system. Jimmy keys converted th...
5669On display at the Fox factory
5674
5678
5682Laslie/Nordby
5684
5685French long joint and bell.
5686/210
5687French system
5688French system left hand keywork including little f...Laslie/NordbyFrom the estate of the late Willard Elliot, Princi...
5689Converted from world system.
5691
5694
5698Laslie/Nordby
5700/28
5701/34Has the factory Bb/G trill option on the boot join...Restoration by Marvin Kranz; including 6 silver wa...
5703
57042Laslie/Nordby
5705
5710Laslie/Nordby
57113Silver plating
5712
5714French system
5715
5716Laslie/Nordby
5717
5719
5721Laslie/Nordby
5722/4High D and E, standard rollers. Short bore tuned t...Total restoration by Carl Sawicki with a deep red ...
5726
5728
5729
5730completely restored in 2003 (Chris Millard)
5732
5733
5739
5741Restored by Keith Bowen. NOT a "long bore" instrum...
5745Laslie/Nordby
5748
5749
5751/3 [R]7
57522
5754Used in the Berlin Philharmonic
5756
5758Laslie/Nordby
5759Worked on by Carl Sawicki-Feb 1992
5765
5766
5771
5797Used at the University of Miami (FL) in the 1940s ...
5798
5799
5800
5806/36This instrument was listed for sale on eBay as bei...
5807/4 [R]5Has the letter R stamped next to the serial number...Used by the principal bassoonists of the Communal ...
5810Laslie/Nordby
5811Laslie/Nordby
5812Used in the National Symphony and Tucson Symphony....
5813
5815
5816
5817
5818High D and E, tuning ring on bass joint, some roll...Overhaul by R. Walter, Stuttgart, Germany
5820Mocha color. Boot and Long joint stamped V;...Marvin Krantz and Keith Bowen
5821/04No High D or E, "long bore"Restored 2001.
5822Whisper Lock, High D, E flat and E keys, Rollers o...Krantz repair. Used in La Orquesta Sinfonica del E...
5823Used in Cleveland orchestra.
5824Stolen, 8/18/2007 in Houston, TX; recovered from a...
5825Laslie/Nordby
5827restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1966
5828
5830Overhauled by Howarths in 2004.
5831/36Stamped for Carl Fisher, NY.Originaly maintained in LA by Horst Moening, then ...
5832Made for Carl Fisher Music, NYC
5833Carl Sawicki repairs 2/84
5835Laslie/Nordby
5836World System keywork
58412Recently completely refurbished.
5874
5889
5892/5
58958Chad TaylorWas refinished by Heckel and came to U.S in the 19...
5896
5898High D and E keys, rollers on F/Ab and Eb/C#, and ...Laslie/NordbyTotally restored in 1991, including refinishing of...
5899Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
5901restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1996
5902Laslie/Nordby
5907Refinished and replated at Hans Moennigs shop in P...
59097
5910
5911Pezzi long jointLaslie/Nordby
5912Palisander woodLaslie/Nordby
5913High D, Ab/Bb trillLaslie/Nordby
5914
5915Laslie/Nordby
5916Original French system long joint and bell changed...
5921Brought to US by a soldier after WW II. Sat in an ...
5922Owned by a music school for the instrument's entir...
5926World systemPurchased in 1926 for $125!
5930
5934World system
59851
Number of 5000(s) listed: 242, series span: 1911 thru 1923, total produced: 650
6000
6001High D, E, silver, some tubes. Ivory bell ring. St...Laslie/Nordby
6002
6004
60057
6008
6011
6012
6013
60142Austrian Symphony Orchestra
6015
6017
6024
6028Laslie/Nordby
6031
6032Standard key work and rollers with high Eb key and...Laslie/Nordby and Carl Sawicki
6033Keys silver plated; modern spatulas on boot with m...Laslie/NordbyCompletely modernized in 1989. Cuchuriano system i...
6095
6096
6099
61011Restoration in April 1989. It also only has a high...
6103restored 1992
61066Ab/Bb trill, custom Low B/Bb keys
6107 [M]This instrument is stamped M
6109
6111No "D" or "E" keys or rollers.
6112
6114
6116restored 1992
6117restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2002
6118
61197Black, High D, silver keys, rollers LF F and Ab an...Used in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
6120/4 [K]Also has the letter K stamped on the U-tube.Restored in the mid 1990s and had a high D key add...
61221The bore was oiled and the wood rot in the low Ab ...
6123
6124High d and e keys, tubes by HeckelLaslie/Nordby
6125Laslie/NordbyOne owner from 1930s until 2000.
6126/47Complete restoration, including: double plated in ...
6127Laslie/Nordby
6131Chris Weait has stated that he used this bassoon f...
6133Repairs by Marcus High D/E and tubes
6138
6141
6170maintained by Laslie/Nordby
6174black
6175
6178Used in the Binghamton (NY) Symphony and Cayuga Ch...
6179
6180
6181
6182Laslie/Nordby
6183High D/E
6184No Hi D or above. Has an enlarged pancake key with...
6185
6186
6187Used as model for bore dimensions by Jim Burton. R...
6188
6189
6191
6195
6196restored by Laslie/Nordby
6197
61xx2
6202Laslie/Nordby
62045
6205
6206
6207
6208
6209Laslie/Nordby
6210
6211
6214High D and E keys, standard rollersLaslie/Nordby
6218restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2006
6225
6229Nickel keys. High D Ab/Bb trill
6233
6234
6235Laslie/Nordby
6237
6239
6249
6250Owned by a school along with 8519 and 8625
6263no High D
6268
6269
6271Used in Staatsoper Berlin.
6273Laslie/Nordby
6275
6280
6283Laslie/Nordby
6284
6286Laslie/Nordby
6288maintained by Laslie/Nordby
6289
6290
6293
6295
6297refinished
6298Refinished in 1993 by John Campbell in L.A. Keys w...
6300
6302/46Used in Argentina. Fully restored by Maxi Vera in ...
6303Laslie/Nordby
6304/0Completely restored by HARY SCHWEIZER 2004. Used i...
6306Laslie/Nordby
6307
6309Laslie/Nordby
6311
6312Laslie/Nordby
63141
6316Refinished by Heckel
6329
6353High D and E keys, Db/Eb, Whisper Key/C#, Low E/F#...Refinished key work, beautiful wood finish, recent...
6356
6358
6362
6366Major repairs with new bell
6391Spent some time in Kiev. Restoration work by Carl ...
6393Black finish. Labels sanded off
6395
6399Laslie/Nordby
6400
6401High D, off-set high E, rollers on F-Ab, Bb and F#...
6402
6404High D and E. Ab/Bb trill
6410Laslie/Nordby
6412Early style boreLaslie/Nordby
6413Orginally built for the Berlin Theatre, then to Ru...
6415Laslie/Nordby
6422High D and high E keys
6425
6426
6427/1 [K]8The letter K is also stamped near the serial numbe...
6432
6482
6483Imported by Carl Fisher Music (NY); sold to high s...
64842
6485
6487Laslie/Nordby and Marvin KrantzCompletely refinished and overhauled in 2001 with ...
6488Laslie/Nordby
6489
6490High D key, offset high E and Eb keys, left hand w...Restored by Marvin Kranz (1993); water tubes, tuni...
6494No High D/E
6495Walter Rieger renewed keywork with high E key
6496maintained by Laslie/Nordby
6498Refinished and had a High E and Eb added
6499Laslie/Nordby
6500French bellLaslie/Nordby
6501
6502
6503Shamlian
6506
6512
6514
65165
6518
6519
6520
6521
6522
6524
6525Worked on by Marcus and Wieler. Has real Ivory bel...
6528High c/d key and a high e added in 1994, with a re...
6529Laslie/Landy/MacAleerSome confusion about mixed serial numbers on joint...
6533
6534Revised by Rieger in 2003
6549
6551
6563Laslie/Nordby
6590Sterling water tubes in 4 finger holes, added high...
6591
6592Laslie/NordbyFox research instrument.
6602Laslie/Nordby
6604
6605
6606"cut" wing
6607no rollers. High D/E and tubes
6609Laslie/Nordby
6612
6614
6616
6617/63According to the factory, this instrument was orig...
6621Nickel plating, high d and high e keys, rollers fo...Laslie/NordbyWood Refinished.
6626
6628Laslie/Nordby
6630High D/E
6632Complete restoration by Marvin Krantz in 2004. Hig...
6633Laslie/Nordby
6635
6639/38
6640Laslie/Nordby
6644
6649Laslie/Nordby
6650restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2003
6651
6654
6656High E, rollers.Water tubes by James Keyes, played professionally ...
6657Laslie/Nordby
6658Water tubes, high D and E, standard rollers.
6663
6683
6693High D/E
6695
6696
6698Stolen from Willard Elliot in 1945
6699
6702High D/E
6703
6704/0 [R]4French bell, has the letter R stamped on the boot....High E key by Frank Marcus. Left and right pinky r...
67056French bell
6709
6710
6715
6716Rollers for little finger keys, left hand whisper ...Laslie/NordbyOverhaul and silver plating.
6717No High D/E
6718Laslie/Nordby
6724Water tubes, high E.John Shamlian
6726/2
6728
6731
6732Mentioned in Jim Burtin book
6764
6767
6770
6772
6773
6781Laslie/Nordby
6784model 41i with offset high E key
6785
6786Laslie/Nordby
6787
6788
6789Frank Marcus put in water tubes and repaired wood ...
6792
6795High D/E, D/Eb trill, 5 tubesHeckel overhaul
6796/0Small joint has only c tube, no trill keys, no hig...
6797
67xx10Appears to have been sold privately (item withdraw...
6800
6805/3 [KL]Has the letters KL stamped near the serial ...Originally sold by Carl Fisher Music (N.Y.) to US ...
6808Nickel plating
6811Laslie/Nordby
6812Has tubes and Eb, E/F#, F/G#, Eb/C#-rollers. Silve...Generally overhauled in Germany. Played as princip...
6814
6816
6817/2
6820Laslie/Nordby
6825
6832
6852
6853Overhauled 4/92
6855
6859Laslie/Nordby
6861
6867
6868Eb trill key, high D, "typewriter" whisper key loc...Complete refinish/rekey by Jim Laslie in early 198...
6872Laslie/Nordby
6874Tubes and high D and E keyLaslie/Nordby
6876
6881Found after the end of World War II in a pawnbroke...
68824Restored by J. Laslie/Nordby in 2002
68838Completely refinished (wood, finger hole tubes ext...
6884Used in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
6886
6888Has tubes and high E keyRestored by J. Laslie/Nordby in 2003
6891Laslie/Nordby
6894Originally sold to the Eastman School of Music. Re...
6895
6896Laslie/Nordby
6897Mentioned in Jim Burton book. Marcus added the hig...
68xx3
6903
6904Mentioned in Jim Burton book
6905
6906
6907
6908
6914
6916
6917High D and E, rollers
69187Has a Low A mechanism for left thumb and left litt...
6923
6925
6965
6979
6980
6981
6983
6987 [K]9Has the letter K stamped next to the serial number...
69885
6989
6990Fox research instrument
6992
6993
6996Overhauled by Jim Laslie in 1994. Used in the Farg...
6998/0Last seen without the original wing joint.Wood refinished by violin repairman (!).
Number of 6000(s) listed: 296, series span: 1923 thru 1929, total produced: 647
7000Restored 9/90
7001
7002Laslie/Nordby
7003
7004Used professionaly in the Baltimore/Washington D.C...
7005
7006
7008
7011
7012
7013maintained by Laslie/Nordby
7014
7015
7016
7017
7019Laslie/Nordby
7021Converted from black to striped 6/1994
7022Tubes installed in 1996
7024
7027
7028
7031
7032
70331Laslie/NordbyRefinished in 2002.
7034
7037
7038There is disagreement about whether or not this is...
7039
7042
7043Laslie/Nordby
7044
7045Not original long jointClick here for the unusual history of this instrum...
7047
7048
7052Laslie/Nordby
7053
7060
7078Small tenon of long joint metal capped
70794
7081
7083
7087
7090Has a USQMC mark for United States Quartermaster.
7091Stolen and recovered
7092/2Has a USQMC mark for United States Quartermaster.
7094
7095
7096Laslie/Nordby
7098Bought in NYC antique shop for around $200! Restor...
7099
7101restored by Laslie, 1998
7114No High D or E
7115
7118Used as a military band instrument in Hawaii and S...
7124Light yellow/brownOverhaul 2/1996.
7125/5 [T]The letter T is stamped near the serial number.The instrument was lost in shipment by a previous ...
7126
7131
7133stolen 1970
7134
7135
7136
7137Laslie/Nordby
7143
7144High d, 8 original rollers (Db/Eb, E/F#/Ab, F#/Ab)...
7149
7165Laslie/Nordby
7170/5 [KL]1Additional stamping KLLaslie/NordbyUsed in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
7172
7179Laslie/Nordby
7180
7181
7183
7184/03Has Heckel centennial seal. Silver plated keys, si...Added post delivery: High D, Whisper key lock, D/E...
7185
7186
7189
718x2
7190Laslie/NordbyRestored by Marcus.
7200
7201Has Heckel centennial seal
7203
7206Originally brown; refinished to blackRestored by Carl Sawicki from black to brown in 19...
7208Laslie/Nordby
7209
7210
7211
7215
7216Laslie/Nordby
7218French system-Plateau system
7219Has two long joints; one French and one GermanLaslie/Nordby
7220
7243
7245restored 1998
7246Centennial model
7250/36Anniversary Model. The stamp 1831-1931 is visible ...It was made for a player in the Moscow Philharmoni...
7251High D keySpent its whole life so far in an orchestra in the...
7256Bore similar to 3000. "Flatback"
7284destroyed in rear-end car collision CA in 1984
7285Restored to like-new condition by James Laslie in ...
7289Laslie/Nordby
7291World system.Several keys added by Laslie-high d and e; alterat...
7292
7293
7294
7297
7301
7302
7303
7304
7306Laslie/Nordby
7307/5High D/E, D/Eb trillRestored by Heckel
7308Laslie/Nordby and Marcus and WeilerOne of the instruments that Don Christlieb used wh...
7369restored by Laslie/Nordby
7372/2Boehm systemDescribed in great detail in Richard Klimko's IDRS...
7373
7374
7375maintained by Laslie/Nordby
7402
7407
7408
7410Stolen.
7411
7412
7413Laslie/Nordby
7414Laslie/Nordby
7415/4
7416French whisper key and an unusual alternate A flat...Used in in the Dallas Symphony, the Chicago Sympho...
7419Laslie/Nordby
7420Laslie/Nordby
7425
7445Fox research instrument, Low A
7446
7448/4
7456
7465
7466Famous stolen instrument-now returned. Major damag...
7488restored by Laslie/Nordby
7498/3Used in the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra...
7499
7500
7501maintained by Laslie/Nordby
7502Laslie/Nordby
7507
7522
7532
7533
7534/411High D and E keys added by Jim Laslie
7535
7540/6
7547Laslie/Nordby
7557
7563
75722Laslie/Nordby, Puchner
7580
7582Major work 8/91
7585Stolen
7586restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1981
7588Laslie/Nordby
7599Used by the principal bassoonist of the Bolshoy Th...
7601stolen
7603Laslie/Nordby
7605
7609Laslie/Nordby
7611
7614restored in 1993
7619Rollers on the F and Ab. No high d or e keys. Low ...Fox research instrument.
7620restored by Laslie/Nordby
7623/63
7639Laslie/Nordby
76412Restored by J. Laslie/Nordby 2007
7642
7652
7654
7656High D/E.Marcus tubes
7658
7663black
7666/67
7673
7702
7703Refinished and new pads, corks, and felt. Ivory ri...
7713
7716
77234
7755
7756
7761James Keyes
776218
7764Long boreLaslie/Nordby
7766Laslie/Nordby
77675
7768Laslie/Nordby
7771
7772
7776
7782Laslie/Nordby
7783Two bassoons put together-different long join and ...
7790Palisander
7798
7802Silverplated keywork.
7805
7806Refinished by Mollenhauer
780x4
7816restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1995
7820Laslie/Nordby
7821Laslie/Nordby
7824
7830Laslie/Nordby
7831
7835
7841
7846/110
7847No high d key, extra rollers for low C/D and F/Ab,...
7850
7855Long joint is 11,000 series replacementrestored by Laslie/Nordby
7857
7860
7864
7865maintained by Laslie/Nordby
7866Complete overhaul, 10/2010
7867
7869
7870Laslie/Nordby
7876Used professionally in the Saginaw Symphony. Compl...
7877No High D or High E key, simple model
7881Laslie/Nordby
7896High D/e, tubes
7897Ab/Bb trill
7899
7901
7906
7909/49
7910/549
79185No High D/E
7921World system
7925
7938/15
7939High D and E keys, hard plastic tubesPlayed professionally in Europe.
7943
7960/12
7962
7963
7967
7982
7985
7986
7991High D and E keys.Used in the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Atlanta, Colo...
Number of 7000(s) listed: 247, series span: 1929 thru 1937, total produced: 583
8000
8003
8009
8010/13
8012
8021Standard Key System with Left Hand whisper Lock.
8024Used in the Leipzig Gewandhaus
8025New finish, new silver plating. Rollers, high e.Restored in Germany.
8028
8037
80412Model 41iUsed in performances in New York and Los Angelas o...
80444
804x1
8055
8065Laslie/Nordby
8066
8074black
8080
8083Longer than normal wing and long joints
8087
8093
80941
8095
8098
8103Laslie/Nordby
8104Has Conn bell
8110
8124
8125
8127/66James KeyesAdded tubes, rollers, high D and E keys and a A-ve...
8129Laslie/Nordby
8131Used in the London Symphony Orchestra
8135
8137
8138
8143
8145
8146
81514Mucetti Model
8153
8157
8158high D and E keys, rollers on little finger cluste...
8162Restoration by Laslie
8164Stolen from Leipzig Opera.
8175
8177/3Nickel plated, French bell.High D and E added. Refinished by Liango Lin. Curr...
8179Used in the Berlin Opera. Refurbished by Keith Bow...
8186
8190Model 41iPlayed from 1948 to 1978 in the Royal Liverpool Ph...
8193Longer than normal wing and long joints
8201
82032Originally a world system; converted by Fox. High ...
8204Laslie/Nordby
8205Wing joint not original. Heckel added High D and E...
8206Restoration by Laslie
8211
8217/4Used in the Orchestra do Teatro Municipal, Sao Pau...
8224Laslie/Nordby
8226
8227Laslie/Nordby
8233
8235
8243restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1997
8244Long wing joint
8245
8250
82517
8253
8256
82634Laslie/Nordby
8264
8275
8276
8277Laslie/Nordby
8278/59
8280
8283Silver plated, High E, balance hangerPlayed in professional orchestra for 10 years.
8285
8286
8291/27Instrument sat idle for 23 years
8295
8297
8299
8300
83012Restored by J.Laslie/Nordby 2001
8304Complete overhaul by Rieger at Ruesselsheim, all k...
8310
8314Stolen in Germany
8321
8322Finger tubes, high e, LH (French) whisper key, an ...Keith Bowen
8329
8330Used for principal Bassoon of the Chamber Orchestr...
8331Once owned by Pezzi. Used in the Burton article Gr...
83332
8335restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1993
8343High E, Eb, D, Eb trill between 2 and 3, pinky whi...Restored by Marcus Wieler Bassoon Workshop. Mainta...
8345
8346Converted by Keyes to French left hand
8362/0Rollers: Right Hand Bb, F#, F and Ab, rollers on l...Used in Vienna Philharmonic and then in the San Fr...
8366
8367Laslie/Nordby
8370Laslie/Nordby
8373
8392High D, and high E keys.Instrument purchased from teacher, William Polisi ...
8393/116Basic model 41iHigh D and E added.
8397
8402Has had keywork replaced with Adler keywork; was a...Reported stolen, November 2008 in Tokyo.
8407
8409
8410
8413
8414
8421
8422/3Used by the principal bassoonist of the city of Bi...
8425
8432
8433
8434High d, high e, 9 original rollers. Hard rubber to...Laslie/NordbyOverhauled by Moosmann. New finish and replated ke...
8435
8441
8442
8444Restored by Carl Sawicki. All standard rollers, si...
8446High D/E
8461
8462/36used in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
8466Recent overhaul
8467
8474Totally restored by Jim Laslie. French whisper key...
8476
8477
8478Added keywork: Ab/Bb trill R.H. Eb trill with disp...Completely restored, refinished, and replated by M...
8492
8493
8495Laslie/Nordby
85043
8505Laslie/Nordby
85069World system; High D and E keysConverted by Heckel in 1996; Water tubes by Holden...
8519/513Owned by a school along with 6250 and 8625
8520
8521Used in a major European orchestra.
8522Multiple rollers, tubesMarcus Weller
8553
8555Longer than normal wing and long joints
8577Laslie/Nordby
8578Stolen
8579
8580
8581
86036World system, with Low A bell
8605Laslie/NordbyUsed by Yamaha as prototype.
8611Laslie/Nordby
8624
8625Owned by a music schhol along with 6250 and 8519
8637
8638
86399Featured in a YouTube video titled improvisation n...
8652
8656
8670
8671
8683
8684
8700
88441Gentlemen's model
8951Total restoration
Number of 8000(s) listed: 165, series span: 1937 thru 1943, total produced: 387
9000
9001
900611
9007Laslie/Nordby
9011
9013
9026
9027
9034maintained by Laslie/Nordby
9035
9036
9037Laslie/Nordby
9048
9049Laslie/Nordby
9061Laslie/Nordby
9063
9065
9067
9086
90xx3
9110
9111Laslie/Nordby
9112
9118
91232High D, plus Ab/Bb trill (pinky) on boot joint. Al...
9124Ab/Bb trill, rollers on left thumb whisper key/C# ...Recently overhauled by Tom Yaeh at RDG inc. Refini...
9125Laslie/Nordby
9131Laslie/Nordby
9132
91336High D and E, Ab/Bb trill
9141
9142
9143
9146Used in the Milwaukee Symphony for over 32 years.
9147
9148
9149
9161
9166Laslie/Nordby
9169E/Eb trill
9170
9174
9175
9176Includes high E key, all extra rollers, Ab/Bb tril...Complete refinish and regular maintenance from Mar...
9177
9178restored 1998
9179Laslie/Nordby
9184
9186James LaslieHigh D/E, rollers for right thumb
91916Began its life owned by a pro in the German Wurzbe...
9193
9194
9200
9201Ab/Bb trill key, extra rollers, left hand Eb trill...Restored and maintained by Carl Sawicki. Replated ...
9205
92104restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2007
9211
9212
92156
9218
9223Laslie/Nordby
9224
9225
9226High D and tubes.Maintained by Moosmann. Used in professional Europ...
9227
9230
9232
9233
9235Silver tubes. High D and high E, plateau key on th...Keith Bowen - resilvered the keywork.
9236
9237/63Light brown, with High DRenovated by Puchner in 1987. Used as principal ba...
9242
9243
9245Restored 1997
9247
9251Laslie/Nordby
9262Laslie/Nordby
9264
9265Used in the Metropolitan Opera
9266Stolen in 1964, San Francisco
9280Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
9282
9283
9284
9287Laslie/Nordby
9290Palisander wood, originally nickel plated keywork....Restored by Moosmann in 1990; keywork silver plate...
9296
9298
9299
9300
9303
9307Orange/red, silver keywork, French Bell. 4 rollers...Completely restored.
9309Laslie/Nordby
9314Restored in late 1980s
9330
9334
9335
9339
9341
9344Mentioned in the Burton book
9346Laslie/Nordby
9348
93506 water tubes. Factory high D, E keys, Ab/Bb trill...
9352Used in the Philadelphia Orchestra
9354Laslie/Nordby
9357Left pinky whisper key Heckel added Ab/Bb trill, h...Extensive work performed by Carl Sawicki
9359Marvin Krantz
9360
9364
9366no tubes
9369/14Silver plating; high E key, little finger (French)...Restored in 1994: rollers added for Left hand Whis...
9373
93785
9380Laslie/Nordby
9385
9388
9389
9391Laslie/Nordby
9395
9397Repairs by Holden McAlier
9402Laslie/Nordby
9409Complete restoration by Marcus; added a divided lo...
9410
9412Black, High D, Ab/Bb trill
9417
9420
9422
9424mentioned in the Burton book
9427/2
9429
9436
943x2
9441High E, rollersLaslie/Nordby
9444High D/E, Ab/Bb trill
9446Repairs by Marcus
9449
9452
9454
9456Ab/Bb trill key, right hand crook lock.High E key, low C touch, low C#/D# trill button ad...
9459Laslie/Nordby
9466Laslie/Nordby
9467Laslie/Nordby
9469
9473Laslie/Nordby
9476
9479
9481Laslie/Nordby
9482
9484Laslie/Nordby
9489
9491
9496
9498
9503French mechanism for left hand, original satin dar...Used in Swedish symphony orchestra since 1949.
9515
9517
9524
9525
9527
9530
9532Keith BowenUsed in the San Franscisco Opera.
9534Laslie/Nordby
9564
9565Rosewood, French system long joint
9578Rosewood, High D/e
9586
9588
9590/38High E
9592French long jointLaslie/Nordby
9594
9596
9601
9605Maintained by Frank Marcus
9612
9615
96174restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2001
9619High D and E keys and rollers on several of the ri...Laslie/Nordby
9626Laslie/Nordby
9631
9633
9636Laslie/Nordby
9638/622Laslie/Nordby
9639
9640
9642Complete restoration by Hubner Bassoons Whisper ke...Played professionally on Broadway (including origi...
9644Laslie/Nordby
9668
9703Mucetti system
9707Laslie/Nordby
9710
9712seriviced by Laslie
9716Used by principal bassoonist of Israel Philharmoni...
9717
9720Red/orange instrument with an unusual right hand B...Used in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (MI) sympho...
9721
9725Metal bell ring.Ordered for Paul Tucci by Paul Hindemith (both at ...
9727/419Model 41i, Muccetti system, black, nickel plated, ...Completly restored by Heckel in February 2001. Pro...
9728
9738
9741Laslie/Nordby
9745tubes, high-E-key, Ab/Bb-trill-key, A-headjoint
9746restored by Laslie/Nordby in 1999
9749
9772
9780Mercetti system
9789
9811
9824/39
9833
9838High E, Ab/Bb trill, tubes
9844
9846
9848
9852
9853
9854
9859High D/E, D/D# trill, Ab/Bb trill
9861
9872
9873
9875/27
9877Used in St. Louis Symphony
9879Laslie/Nordby
9884New keys and U-tube
9886
9888Built for A=444Laslie/Nordby
9890Laslie/Nordby
9892
9893
9895High e, low e to f link.
9897black, French bellIn the Detroit area its entire life. Voiced and ma...
9906
9912Black
9915
9917
9918High D/E, extra rollers
9921
9923
99262Used by the principal bassoonist in the Sinfonieor...
9930
9937Balance hanger
9939
9941High D/E, Ab/Bb trillLaslie/Nordby
9946
9958
9961High D, Eb, E, Eb trill, Ab-Bb trill and RT whispe...Recently brought up to original playing condition ...
9963Laslie/NordbyPlayed professionally in New York City.
9968/6First instrument with divided long joint. Color: a...
996x/21
9970
9974
9975Stolen in Feb 2003 from Stolen from Wayne State Un...
9976
9977
9980/66Ivory ring Bb bell, Metal-ring Low A bell. Low A k...
9981High D/E, French whisper key
9982wing tenon broken
9984
9990
9991Used in BBC Orchestra.
99932
9994
9995/6
99962
9998
Number of 9000(s) listed: 265, series span: 1943 thru 1957, total produced: 489
10000
10005Laslie/Nordby
10007Played in the Atlanta Symphony
10009Low A bell
10010
10011Restored in 1998 by Marvin Krantz
10014Laslie/Nordby
10018
10020Laslie/Nordby
10022
10031
10038/33
10044
10045
10055
10056Brown colorAdded High E. Replated in silver. Restored in 1997...
10058Ivory bell ring. Tone hole liners. Left hand high ...Restored 1983. Maintained by Carl Sawicki.
100606
10069Model 41i ordered with high D and high E and Germa...
10071Low E/Low F bridge. The Bb key guard is also very ...Laslie/Nordby
10074Gold Plated
10078
10082
10083
10105
10107restored 1998
10114/26Mucetti system
10116
10118
10122
10125Moritz system
10127
10131
101352
10138Laslie/Nordby
10142Used in the Santa Cecilia Academy.
10144/6Silver-plated. Trill Ab/Bb, tremolo b/g, Bb/F, rol...
10147Laslie/NordbyMentioned in the James Burton Book.
1014x1
10151
10156
10162Laslie/Nordby
10166
1016x/61
10171Laslie/Nordby
10173Laslie/Nordby
10175Laslie/Nordby
10177
10184
10187
10188Silver, High D and E
10189Originally without a high c/d or e. Also originall...Complete restoration done on this instrument inclu...
10191
10197Wing Tenon repaired. Snapped and glued
10199
10206
10208High D and E addedNew finish by Heckel some years ago and new silver...
10210
10211
10219
10224
10228
10232
10238
10239/410
10241Laslie/Nordby
10244Laslie/Nordby
10245
10246Repairs in 1976
10247Laslie/Nordby
10254
10256Laslie/Nordby
10265
10268
10274
10277
10279
10283
10285Divided long joint. Rollers between right thumb Bb...Instrument built for the West Deutscher Rundfunk; ...
10287/65Used in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
10300
10307High D, E and F#Laslie/NordbyUsed in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
10309Laslie/Nordby
10311
10312
10318Gentleman's model. Completely restored in 2002 by ...
1031x1Restoration at Kenmochi Bassoon Works (3/2006)
10320
10322Laslie/NordbyLeft on the curb on May 20, 2007 on Nordoff Boulev...
10325This instrument have been played at the Scala di M...
10327High DAdded High E; refinished; repaired dry root in the...
10331
10333
10340
10342Laslie/Nordby
10350
10351Laslie/Nordby
10353
10356Laslie/Nordby
10360/35
10364
10370
10377Ab/Bb trill link; right hand thumb crook lock; bal...Used in Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Philharmoni...
10378
10388High E key, standard rollers.
10391Metal ring on bell. Almost every extra key known t...
10395Long joint and bell paired with 12745
10399
10404Gentleman's model, black finish. Offset High E, Eb...Marcus/Wieler
10406
10410
10411
10421
10427Low AStolen 5/1969
10436
10438
10440Included in the James Burton book
10442
10443
10445
10466
10470
10481Used in Rochester, NY. Had single Low Db/Eb key me...
10482
10486
104881Wide F# key in front, with full rollers. Full set ...Laslie/NordbySome work by Hans Moennig.
10490All repairs by Heckel
10493
10504No high D key. Two rollers, one for each pinkie.Played professionally in the 1970's and 80's
10508
10512
10519
10521
10523Laslie/Nordby
10524/1Orangy-brown colour, high D and E-keys, Bb/Ab tril...Used in the Orchestre National de Lyon in France. ...
10526Stolen
10534
10535
10543
10545
10547
10549Laslie/Nordby
10551Laslie/Nordby
10560overhauled in 1994
10561Stolen-Aug 1972
10565
10567
10569
10571
10573Ab-Bb trill, Left thumb whisper key lock, High D k...Refinished and replated (silver)
10576Made for the Frankfurt Opera.
10582
10588
10591Stolen in 1974
10593
10595
10600
10609High D and E, left-hand Eb trill, French whisper k...2006 restoration by Carl Sawicki
10611
10613
10617Laslie/Nordby
10619
10626
10637
10639Laslie/Nordby
10641
10650
10652Laslie/Nordby
10663
10665tubes, rollers, High D and E, G# ring
10669Used in the James Burton book
10671Laslie/Nordby
10672Repairs in 1984
10676
10683Stolen 11/1969
10685
10689
10693Metal ring bell, divided long joint, sterling silv...Used in the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet, the Seattl...
10696
1069x/45
106xx3
107007Black
10704Stolen-but has been recovered
10711Checked by Hans Moennig. Played professionally by ...
10713Laslie/Nordby
10718
10733High D and E, combination Low Db/Eb key
10735Italian bell.Laslie/NordbyOrdered by the original owner during a visit to th...
10754
10756No High D
10763Laslie/Nordby
10767
10771
10776
10782
10785Stolen 6/5/09 near American Jewish University in W...
10787
10791
10794
10796
10800Stolen
10802
10805
10816Maintained by Hans Moennig and Frank Marcus.
10818
10820/31High D and E, with c# rollers, thumb f#, Ab/Bb tr,...
10822
10833Laslie/Nordby
10838
10844
10848Stolen
10849
10855/4Used in the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Honolulu S...
10857
10902BlackChanged to striped
10904Laslie/Nordby
10910
10917Laslie/Nordby
10932Ab/Bb trill, tubes, High D and ELaslie/Nordby
10934
10937
10939Tubes, High D and E, Ab/Bb trill, rollers
10941Laslie/Nordby
10946
10948Laslie/NordbyRepairs by Bowen 2/1998.
10950/3Trevor MalonyReplating by Chris White; also added an alternativ...
109565
10957divided long joint, silver tubes, high-E, lock dev...
109654 tubes, D# trill, High D and E
10966
Number of 10000(s) listed: 230, series span: 1956 thru 1966, total produced: 482
11000
11009French whisper key, High E
11012
11020Stolen from Residente Orchestra of Amsterdam in Se...
11027
11029
11031Plateau system
11047
1105x/44
11060
11067
11071Laslie/Nordby
11073
11078Cooper and Moenning service.
11082
11086
11088
11099
11100
11101
11106
11108
11110
11113Laslie/Nordby
11119Original finish, silver replate overhaul and finge...Laslie/Nordby and Keith BowenPlayed in the Detroit Symphony for many years.
11121Carl Sawicki
11123
11126
11130
11135
11137
11139
11141High E, Ab/Bb trillMaintained by Benson Bell (including extra U-tube)...
11146
11151
11152
11156Stolen
11158
11159Gentlemen's model
11161Nickel plated, red finish, ivory bell, French whis...Last heard from in Japan
11163
11165Moritz system
11167
11168Laslie/Nordby
11170Used in the Burton article Graphing the Bassoon Bo...
11174
11176This instrument was used by Heckel to develop a pi...
11207
11209Black with metal bell ring. Silver plated. Maintai...
11211
11212maintained by Laslie/Nordby
11214
11218
11229
11231/5Red mahogany, ivory bell ringTony Milone, Hans Moennig, Holden McAlleer and Car...Used in the Houston Symphony for 35 years.
11233Laslie/Nordby
11234
11236
11245
11251
11256Has high-D, high-E, right-hand whisper key lock, A...Regularly maintained by John Patterson and Jim Key...
11262Wide bore model
11264Model 41i
11265
11266
11274
11275Laslie/Nordby
11282
11285Carl Sawicki
11301
113105Extra rollers on whisper key, LH C# ,high A/Bb tou...Maintained by Laslie. Water tubes by Laslie.
11312Laslie/Nordby
11323Laslie/Nordby
11324Laslie/Nordby
11326French bell. High D and E keys; rollers on several...
11327
11328
11330
113325offset High E,D# trill, Eb trill and C# trill keys...Used in the Oklahoma City Symphony
11333Stolen
11334
11345
11352
11354
11356High D/E, various rollers, no Ab-Bb trill.Used in in Metropolitan Opera and National Symphon...
11359/2Maple. Red/mahogany. German bell with ivory ring. ...Completely stripped and overhauled in 1997 by Walt...
11363
11368Black with silver keys
11370
11372
11374Stolen 1973
11376Laslie/Nordby
11378
113792
11381
11385
11501
11503/2
11505Described as having "many extras"
115092restored by Laslie/Nordby in 2000
11512Laslie/Nordby
11520
11523
11529/4Model 41i
11533
11534/1High D and E keys. Sterling silver finger hole tub...Laslie/NordbyUsed by the Principal Bassoonist of the Detroit Sy...
11536Sterling silver keys. High D/E, Eb trill. Ab/Bb tr...
11540
11545
11547
115491Laslie/Nordby
11551right thumb whisper key, Ab/Bb trill, offset high ...Laslie/Nordby
11553
11558Carl Sawicki
11560Ab/Bb trill Db/Eb trill Alt. C-C# trill Alt. F# al...
11561
11565
11567
11569
11572
11574
11576
11578
11580Laslie/Nordby
11587/31Used in the Teatro dell'Opera, Rome
11589Laslie/Nordby
11593
116017Pallisander wood, solid silver keysUsed in the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, The Han...
11605Laslie/Nordby
11609
11611Silver keys. High D/E. Eb trill, Ab-Bb trill.Replated in gold by Keith Bowen
11612High D and E
11614
11618
11620
11622
11624Recent keywork plating, maintained by Marcus/Wheel...Used in orchestra, major motion picture sountracks...
11625Carl Sawicki
11631
116367Unplayed for 36 years
11638
11640Black with metal bell ring.
11644/5Nickel plated. Red finish, ivory bell, left-hand D...Chris Millard put on a French Whisper key. Voiced ...
11653
11655
1170012 rollersMoennig and Laslie/Nordby
11704Gold Plated
11706
11708Metal tone-hole liners under all pads
11710
11711
11715
11716
11719Divided long joint.Refurbished by Marcus
11720Laslie/Nordby
11725
11726
11728
11730Black finish with metal bell ring. Offset high E a...Recent major service by Carl Sawicki.
11737
11739F#-G# and C#-D# trill
11746
11748Solid Silver Key Work Foster Bocal Lock Extra Keys...Owner retired--Played Professionally for 28 years ...
11750High D and E, Ab-Bb trill, French whisper key
11752High D and E. Ab-Bb trill, rollers, tubes
11755Carl Sawicki
11757/2
11761
11765Laslie/Nordby
11800
11808Laslie/Nordby
11810High D and E, inserts
11812
11815Restored by Carl Sawicki 10/93. Silver keys and re...
11832
1183418 rollers. High D and E. Eb trill, Ab-Bb trill
11835
11837
11839Laslie/Nordby
11841High E key, six tone-hole inserts, Ab/Bb and Eb tr...Laslie/NordbyOverhauled and silver-plated in 2006 by Marcus Wie...
11843
11852
1185411 rollers, High E, tubes
11859High d and eLaslie/Nordby
11863
11865
11867Gentlemen's model.Ordered for the Flemish Opera (Belgium), but never...
118725-piece
11876High D, F/Ab rollers
1187x/31
11885
11896
11898
11899
11900Laslie/Nordby
11910
11911
11912Ab-Bb trill, extra rollers
11914
11916
11918
11922Laslie/Nordby
11924Ab-Bb trill, D/E, 5-piece
11927
11929
11934
11935/69Model 41i, High D and E, low C#/D# rollers, G# rin...Originally shipped from Heckel to Sidney, Australi...
11936Stolen-1976
11946
11947Laslie/Nordby
11949
11953Stolen
11954
11968
11969Silver plated keywork, Ab/Bb trill, D/Eb left and ...
11971Worked on by Marcus.
11973
11975/5Nickel-plated keys, Ab-Bb trill, Bb and F# rollers...
11980
11986Carl Sawicki
11988Gentlemen's modelCarl Sawicki
11995
11996
11997Carl Sawicki
11999Laslie/Nordby
Number of 11000(s) listed: 225, series span: 1965 thru 1975, total produced: 424
12000
12001
12002Laslie/Nordby
12008
12011
12017
12021
12023Laslie/Nordby
12024
12026Stolen in NYC-1978. Recovered in 1980 or 1981. Hig...
12027
12028
12034Carl Sawicki
12039/3Maple, red finish with a sterling bell ring. Keywo...
12041
12043
12046Short long joint with extra piece between it and b...Laslie/Nordby
12056
12062Laslie/Nordby
12064Moennig whisper key lock, High E key, water tubes....
12068Laslie/Nordby
12070/2
12077
12081Used in San Francisco Symphony for 15 years
12084Medium red finish with Ab/Bb trill and High ELaslie/Nordby
12087Stolen
12088
12099
12100
121086
12110
12112
12115
12120
121238
121256French whisper key; extender on the low D; rollers...Keith Bowen and Carl SawickiInstrument was originally black.
12138
12140
12141
12145
12163
12165Laslie/Nordby
12176Red mahogany, sterling silver keywork, divided lon...
121856Laslie/Nordby
12188Laslie/Nordby
12191
1219x/11
12200
12204High E and whisper lock.
12206Carl Sawicki
12211Ordered via West Music in Coralville, IA.
12236High E, Ab/Bb trill
12247
12262/616Red mahogany finish, silver plated. High D and E k...Full restoration by Heckel. Sealing by Carl Sawick...
1226x/11
12276All standard keys (including high E) plus French w...Maintained by Frank Marcus and John Gable, voiced ...
12280
12282Medium red finish with Ab/Bb trill and High E
12285
12287Divided long joint-small section separate
12291
12294
12306
12309Laslie/Nordby
12313
12315Stolen
12350
12354
12356
12365
1236x/52
12372Marcus tone hole inserts
12374
12376Laslie/Nordby
1237x/44High F
12380Laslie/Nordby
12382
12383
12385High E, Ab-Bb trill, Eb trill. Deep red finish (re...Carl Sawicki
12389
12394
12396
12400Described as having "many options"
12414
12416
12419
12420
124389Curly maple
12449
12451/1Palisander 'gentleman's' model
12464Laslie/Nordby
12467
12468
12470
12478
12481/6Dark brown finish, silver plated, French whisper k...Used in Vancouver and Winnipeg, Vancouver Opera Or...
12486High D and E keys, right thumb whisper lock, Ab-Bb...
12490/5
12493
12495/210stringUsed in the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Miami ...
12497
12500Laslie/Nordby
12503
12518Red mahogany, ivory bell ring, French whisper key
12521French whisper key added.
12523Maple color with German bellstolen from Washburn Univeristy, Topeka Kansas
12525"Many extra keys"
12529/2
12554
12556
12562
12578
12582High-e, Ab-Bb trill, French whisper, unique combin...
12584Laslie/Nordby
12611
12620
12622
12625/2
126297Walnut color, silver plated. Hi E and hi Eb keys, ...L. Hugh Cooper and Frank Marcus/Shane Wieler
1262x1
12631Laslie/Nordby
12636Palisander wood. Left hand: D/Eb trill, Hi E and F...
12644
12645/1Palisander gentleman's model
12656Ivory bell ring. Whisper key locks for both thumbs...
12660
12669
12675
12682Laslie/Nordby
12688
12690
12697
12700
12704
12713
12720
12723
12726Nickel plating. High f, high e, and f# trill all m...Laslie/Nordby
12728
127366Herzberg key mods including shaped whisper key, wi...Laslie/Nordby
12739
12741Red mahogany
12743Laslie/Nordby
12745Paired with the bell and long joint of heckel 1039...
12746
12748/1Palisander wood Gentlemans (no top metal band) mod...Spring-loaded water vent on U-bend added by Martin...
12752Laslie/Nordby
12754Laslie/Nordby
12759
12782Stolen in 1988
12785
12786
12799/5Has Herzberg modifications (the design of keys and...Voicing and adjustment by Jim Laslie and Jimmy Key...
12801Divided long joint--Small piece is glued to the be...Laslie/Nordby
12804/2
12806Red mahogany finish, metal bell ring. High E offse...
12813
12815Laslie/Nordby
12821Laslie/Nordby
12823
12824Gentlemens model, High D and E; extra rollers
12826
12834
12843
12850
12856Ab/Bb trill
12859Used to develop an IDRS article on bassoon multiph...
12863
12882Imported via the Wichita Band Instrument. Used in ...
12885
12886High E, Ab/Bb trill, Eb trill, 4 rollers right thu...
12888Red mahogany
12890
12891BlackLaslie/NordbyMade for Sol Schoenbach.
12897
12901
12902/2
12906Very dark brown color without visible rings. Germa...
12907/33It has been overhauled in August 2015 by Tansfagot...
12911Carl Sawicki
12913
12925
12929
12930Carl Sawicki
12931
12935
12942/416Restored by Kenmochi Bassoons Works (12/2005)
12944Laslie/Nordby
1294x1
12960
12966
12993
Number of 12000(s) listed: 192, series span: 1975 thru 1985, total produced: 478
13000
13001
13009
13011
13012
13014
13018
13023Laslie/Nordby
13027Ab/Bb trill, High D and E
13029Used in the Belgian Symphonic Radio Orchestra.
13042Used in professional orchestra use until late 2001...Marcus, Hugh Cooper and Laslie/Nordby.
13052
13053Laslie/Nordby
13062
13064Laslie/Nordby
13073
13077
13082Laslie/Nordby
13084
13101
13112Laslie/Nordby
13116Played professionally by a student of Canuti and A...
13118
13125Gentlemen's model
13136
13138A/whisper bridge, Reg E/Eb
13149Laslie/Nordby
13158Laslie/Nordby
13171
13177/61Laslie/Nordby
13180
13196
13200
13209
1322x/41
13251
13265
13266
1326x/11
13302
1331x/61
13358
13365
13380
13387
13402Black, nickel-plated keys, High D key
13405
13413
13422
13444
13446Laslie/Nordby
13448
13462
13473
13477
13497
13500
13501
1352x/41
1353x1
13576
13584
13622
13628Maintained by Carl Sawicki
13646
13660overhauled by Walther Rieger
13664
13692Stolen-Frankfurt Germany
13716Used by Rigotti to test their reeds
13735Used by the principal bassoonist of the Barcelona ...
13746
13768Red mahogany, French bell, tone hole ring key for ...
13786
13828
13893
13931
13947Laslie/Nordby
13975High Eb, E and F keys, standard rollers, balance h...Played professionally at the Florida West Coast Sy...
Number of 13000(s) listed: 78, series span: 1985 thru 1997, total produced: 506
14000
14010Dark red maple with Ab/Bb trill and high F, Eb tri...Used in the U.S. National Symphony
14018/5Stolen in Lyon France
14036
14040/41
14053
14089/54Gentleman's model with one piece bell, standard ke...Used in the Montreal Symphony. Maintained by Huebn...
14131
1415x/21
14211Pallisander wood. Metal bell ring. Water tubes (F,...Served by Marcus/Willer Bassoon Shop
1425x/11
142xx/11
14302/2
14304
14440/4
144xx/41
14519/5Confirmed by the factory as the first bassoon ship...
14521
14593Shown by Heckel at Morgantown IDRS Convention
14607Red with silver keywork
14622
14704/32
1470x/31
14728
14741
14743
14765Red, silver plating with German bell. Hi D and E. ...Laslie/Nordby
1478x1High F, divided long joint, offset C#, right-hand ...
147xx/61
1481x1
14929High F
14959
14962/4High F, E keys. Brass rings for tenon protection o...
14969/2Confirmed as first Heckel bassoon shipped in 2004 ...
14978
14999/5
Number of 14000(s) listed: 36, series span: 1996 thru 2004, total produced: 360
15063
1509x/31
15105Laslie/Nordby
1511x1divided long joint
1516x/31
15179
152081Divided long joint
1522x/11
1532x/31
1536x/13
15377
15421
159839
159xx/31
Number of 15000(s) listed: 14, series span: 2003 thru 2013, total produced: 382
161xx/33
Number of 16000(s) listed: 1, series span: 2014 thru data unavailable, total produced: data unavailable

Summary statistics for Heckel Bassoons in our database

Instruments by Series
SeriesNumber of Instruments
0s8
1000s26
2000s1
3000s81
4000s178
5000s230
6000s291
7000s241
8000s159
9000s259
10000s225
11000s223
12000s185
13000s73
14000s28
15000s6
Total2214
Instruments by Decade
DecadeNumber of Instruments
1870s4
1880s33
1890s59
1900s139
1910s126
1920s425
1930s348
1940s138
1950s264
1960s187
1970s256
1980s169
1990s27
2000s31
Total2214

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