Description: Bassoon - KOHLERT - Pre-war bocal and Ivory Ring. Sweet sound!
Kohlert bassoon, made in early 20c in Graslitz (Bohemia), with German-system keywork to high C. This is a very special instrument with original ivory bell ring, bocal and case. It has been lovingly restored to its original condition and comes with the original case and bocal with pinhole vent (to facilitate high register). It plays beautifully with a smooth, elegant tone and good intonation. This is "low pitch" (A=440) instrument with an unlined bore throughout the full instrument that produces a smooth and soft tone to the instrument unlike modern instiruments. There is no damage, cracks or rot. It is well suited to chamber music, solo work, and small orchestras. Includes custom Altieri case cover with shoulder strap. Free shipping within the continental US. Please contact me for photos.