Heckel Model 41i Bassoon Serial Number 7119 EXCELLENT
Here is Heckel Bassoon #7119.
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 settled on the short bore design and began making some of their very best instruments.
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. Formerly the property of the principal bassoonist of a major US symphony orchestra this instrument has advanced keywork, including the high D and E keys. This instrument has been refinished at some point - we did not do it. The Heckel brands on the joints are difficult to make out but can be observed under magnification. The Heckel stamp in the boot (see photos) is clear.
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 Heckel bocals and choose the one that she felt was best suited to this instrument - it is a Heckel 2 CC.
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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. We will issue your refund directly upon receipt of the item, no questions asked.