Heckel Model 41i Bassoon Serial Number 10314 EXCELLENT
Here is Heckel Bassoon #10314.
The Heckel bassoons are the stuff of legends. Used by more orchestra professionals than any other bassoon, the sound of an older Heckel is unlike anything else in the bassoon world. This one was built right around when Heckel had started to make thicker walled instruments with a more robust sound.
This instrument is in excellent condition. It has just been completely gone over by my master technician and is completely ready to play - please see a video of this bassoon being played on YouTube. This instrument was rescued from a high school (!) where it appears to have had some play but nothing serious. Finish is original and the Heckel brand is clearly visible on all joints. The Heckel stamp in the boot (see photos) is clear. This instrument has original keywork so it does not have the high D or E key We have an appointment to have these added by Paul Nordby in early 2024 if we still have it by then, and will allow the appointment to go with the instrument if purchased before then - price is adjusted to take this into account.
Of the four Heckels we have for sale right now this one was the personal favorite of the professional bassoonist that we had play these.
We have put this instrument into a brand new Wiseman case for the ultimate in protection. We had a professional bassoonist comb through a collection of bocals and choose the one that she felt was best suited to this instrument. Though there were several Heckel bocals available, she felt that the best match for this instrument was actually a Yamaha Super Bocal VN 1.
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We want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase, and we offer an unconditional 30 day return policy. If you are unhappy with your item for any reason, just return it for a full refund or full credit towards an exchange. (Reeds and other consumables are non-returnable once opened.)
We warranty every item we sell to be free of mechanical defects. If you find an issue with your purchase, please contact us. We will either reimburse you to have any minor repairs completed by your local repair shop, or we will send you a label to cover all return postage charges so that we can either repair your instrument, exchange your instrument, or issue you a refund for your instrument. We stand behind our products, and we truly want you to be happy.
Please note that if you simply change your mind about purchase of an item - if you find that it's just not the one for you - you are still entitled to a full refund. We never charge a restocking fee; however, you will be responsible for the expense involved in shipping the item back to us. Upon receipt of your return, our technicians will go over the instrument to ensure everything is in the same condition in which it was sold, and then your refund will be proceed directly, no questions asked.