Mollenhauer bassoon from the 1930s — EUR 7000

Bassoon, From € 3001, Mollenhauer

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Mollenhauer bassoon from the 1930s

  • Model: Mollenhauer
  • Pitch: A = 440 Hz?
  • Wood: maple
  • Built in: 1249 series number, made around 1930
  • Ships from: Czech Republic
  • Price: 7000 €
  • Current state: This bassoon is very ancient, it belonged to the property of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ostrava before the Second World War. It was later bought by Mr Bartusek, as the Philharmonic Orchestra was destroyed during the war and then Mr Bartusek played it in the new orchestra during communism. He then decided to sell it to his colleague (my dad) who wanted it for my brother. My brother then played it in the conservatoire and after that as a professional musician for a couple of years. He always took good care of it. We have audios, the instrument is in the Czech Republic and I am living in France, I am the owner’s sister. We tried to contact Mr Mollenhauer but they said all papers were destroyed by Hitler so there is no record of when it was made exactly. It has a beautiful rich colour.

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