We have just finished overhauling this instrument. It was regulated to play cleanly and evenly up and down. The pads are new and were all replaced during this process. This is a great high end pre-professional bassoon, and because of the high quality fox design, you will find that it will play better than most other brands, and the 220 is one of the best pre-professional models they offer. The Tenon connectors are wax wrappings for added strength and durability.
Cosmetically, this instrument is in very good condition. The silver plating is gorgeous, but there are a lot of knicks and dings on the wood laquer surface from regular use. There is also a portion of the silver worn down to the brass and some stubborn tarnish throughout. That said, the photos speak for themselves. This instrument plays great, and looks great overall . The case is brand new from protec. Also includes a full set of accessories including a silk swab, seat strap, hand crutch, and reed. Please ask any questions about this instrument, we are happy to help. A Marcus and Bell Brand Bocal is included with this instrument.
- Fox Quality, Made in the USA
- Long Bore Instrument
- High D and High E Keys Added
- Includes Case
- Includes Marcus and Bell Bocal