Hi all, this is my first post. I have decided to start playing bassoon again after many years and have the opportunity to buy a Bohemian Kohlert. The age is apparent and I have read good things, but I guess I am wondering if the instrument is TOO old? Also, is it worth getting repaired and does any one know much much these are worth? Thanks for any replies
Re: V Kohlert Pre 1919 bassoon 08:25 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
These are impossible questions to answer without seeing the bassoon. It all depends on various things like - the condition of the wood; does it have all the keys you want (eg a whisper key)?; Does it play at modern pitch? There have been various standards over the years.
Re: V Kohlert Pre 1919 bassoon 21:32 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Well actually, there is one currently on Ebay I've been looking at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261113888922?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
There are some going for more, but some have recently sold for less. I don't think this one has a whisper key, which I would want.
And one on an antiques website: http://howbazaarantiques.com.au/home/products?item=9755&p=9
It's been a long time since I've played, so it's a little like I'm starting from scratch.