James Kopp & Associates
Original Heckel Bassoon, pre-1877.
18 keys. Original bocal is lacking, but plays well with pre-war or modern Heckel bocal. Original black finish has been removed to reveal genuine ringed maple. Two other keys, possibly later additions, have been removed. Has recently restored pads and tone hole seats. Includes a charming wooden period case, apparently original. $4,500.
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