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 Hawkes Bassoon
Author: Trident007 
Date:   2009-11-25 07:50
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I'm new to the forum, I'm a student of middle age and decided to pursue my Bassoon interest further and purchased a bassoon.
I went and bought a bassoon from the big worldwide marketplace. An interesting bassoon to be sure.
A French Style Hawkes & Sons
She's old, the serial # is in the 3000 range
The inscription on the boot reads
"Excelsior Sonorous Class. Hawkes & Son Makers DenMan Street Picadilly Circus London." And underneath all that the serial.
She's dirty, but no splits or cracks or damaged joints All silver plated keys are there, no apparent mods, even what looks to be the original body lock. It has a whisper key, but the pad is odd shaped kind of like a egg.
Nice wood too, but as to what kind of wood it is I'm uncertain, Certainly does not appear to be maple. Is it Rosewood?
What kind of bocal should I use with this bassoon?
Any Info on this bassoon or it's maker and age would be welcome
There's Plenty of info about Boosey & Hawkes but very little on Hawkes & Son.
However I can find nothing on Hawkes & Son Excelsior Sonorous Bassoons.

Post Edited (2009-11-25 07:59)

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