How much does a double bassoon cost?

How much does a double bassoon cost?

A new bassoon can have a list price ranging from under $5000 to over $20,000. Many popular models are discounted by dealers and a bit of shopping around can be worth the effort. Used instruments can cost from about $2000 to as much as a new instrument.

Is there a double bassoon?

Bassoons come in two sizes: the bassoon, and the double bassoon or contrabassoon, which sounds an octave lower than the bassoon. Early bassoons were made out of harder woods, but the modern instrument is typically made of maple. One of the precursors to the bassoon, the dulcian, was made out of a single piece of wood.

What are bassoons worth?

A plastic bassoon, ideal for those starting off with the instrument such as children, can cost $1,900 to $4,500. A wood bassoon can cost $3,000 to $9,000, depending on the brand….The average bassoon will fall into the $5,000 to $11,000 price range.

Brand Price Range
Yamaha Bassoon – 812 Custom: $21,000

Is the bassoon hard to play?

The bassoon is one of the most difficult instruments in the orchestra to play, but people just don’t take it seriously. The reeds are connected to the instrument by a metal mouthpiece.

What kind of bassoon is in the best condition?

Used Fox 41 Bassoon 13xxx. Thoroughly checked out by our bassoon repair specialist to ensure it is in the best playing condition. This used Fox 260 (SN 57416) bassoon made in 2015 is in excellent condition.

Where can I buy a used Fox 240 bassoon?

Bocal Majority keeps a running stock of used bassoons for sale. Check back periodically for updated listings. Used Fox 240 Bassoon 66xxx from 2019. In pristine condition – rarely played!

When did the bassoon take its modern form?

Known for its rich, dark timbre, this double-reed instrument took its modern form in the early 19th century as it evolved out of earlier instruments such as the dulcian. Innovators such as Carl Almenräder expanded the concept into the modern bassoon with added volume for symphonic settings and a notably wide range.

What kind of instrument is a Heckel contrabassoon?

– 1 instrument. A fine example of a Heckel Contrabassoon. (1949) This instrument has just had a thorough overhaul and has many years of playing ahead of it.This instrument is a delight to play. Rich dark German sound, Very satisfying lower register and a stable tenor.