Contra bassoon made by G. Mollenhauer, the second oldest contra bassoon maker in the world after Haeckel.
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Contra bassoon by G. Mollenhauer. Maple wood body. Key silver plated. Lowest note B♭with movable pegs. With movable pegs. Total length 126 cm (max., not including pegs). Weight of the instrument is about 6.5 kg. Complete with 2 original vocals. The only accessory is the original wooden hard case (exterior scuffed/weighs 8.5 kg). List price including tax of the current same type: 8,690,000 yen.
Some plating pinholes in the silver plating of the key, key guard, and other metal fittings. Scratches on the reinforcement plate and the side of the U-shaped tube at the bottom of the tube. Small scratches and dents on the body. There are no cracks on the wind body and no history of accidents or restorations. All keys and joints disassembled and checked inside (no rot or cracks).Replaced 2 screws of the key guard. Overhauled and adjusted by replacing all pads and corks. (Vocal joint threads have also been replaced.)
Built in 1864 in Germany.in Kassel, GermanyThis is a contra bassoon made by G. Mollenhauer, a historical woodwind instrument workshop founded in 1864 in Kassel, Germany. The contra bassoon is 55 years old, but it has been used infrequently, and there were two contras in the previous orchestra.Except for modern pieces such as "The Rite of Spring," in which both units are mobilized, the contra bassoon has been used almost exclusively in the orchestra.The condition of the instrument shows that it was owned as a reserve instrument except for modern pieces such as "The Rite of Spring" where both contras were mobilized. There are no noticeable scratches or damages, and there are no concerns about the aging of the key action. The instrument has been completely disassembled and overhauled, so it can be used for many years to come. You will not be able to find another one in this price range.Please take advantage of this opportunity.
Warranty for wind instruments (1 year)
Upon receipt, we will clean the inside of the tubes, replace consumable parts as necessary, and perform repairs and maintenance as needed.
If the instrument goes out of tune or loses sound during normal use, we will take care of it free of charge.
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