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 Seeking Advice for Bassoon Purchase
Author: KathyM 
Date:   2011-04-02 20:11

My 11th grade daughter has been playing the oboe but borrowed a school bassoon over Christmas break. She loved it and picked it up so quickly that she played it in the school concert in February. In March, she auditioned for and got in the higher level band as a bassoonist. This means that she will be playing every other day for 1 1/2 hours all of next school year. Currently, she is using a school bassoon, and it leaves much to be desired.

We'd love to buy her a bassoon. On Monday, we are driving quite a ways to look at a wood 3013 Fox Renard bassoon (without the high D key). I looked on the Internet and only was able to determine that, based on serial number, it was made in 1973. I talked with the seller who told me that she last played it 11 years ago when she was in high school, and her parents bought it from the original owner.

My daughter does not plan to major in music in college, but she loves band and is likely to continue playing in college and even after college. I'd love to have a repair person look at the bassoon, but we are meeting in the only music store in a town that is halfway between our two locations. The music store has a repair person who works from home, so we are on our own and will have to figure out if the bassoon is worth buying. If anyone has any suggestions, I would sure appreciate them! I've always been able to have a repair person look at an instrument beforehand.

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CocoboloKid 2011-04-05 15:13 
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KathyM 2011-04-23 00:17 
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concertmaster3 2011-04-24 11:16 
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KathyM 2011-04-25 02:35 
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concertmaster3 2011-04-26 10:17 
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KathyM 2011-05-07 01:11 
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CocoboloKid 2011-05-10 06:22 
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CocoboloKid 2011-05-10 06:55 
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KathyM 2011-05-14 20:46 
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