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Mollenhauer Contrabassoon (Second Hand)

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Product Description by our Music Experts

Ideal for the bassoonist that plays a few concerts on contrabassoon a year! Has a great sound, especially in the lower end. This is a rare opportunity to get a contra of this quality for such a low price.

  • Serial Number: 44
  • Age: Somewhere between world war 1 & 2
  • Condition: Used but good - Very recently been fully overhauled including the bore being oiled
  • Extras: Price includes a NEW Kolbl Roko Contra Gigbag
  • Crooks: Heckel  & Mollenhauer No.2 (both choosen for this contra)


Has a very warm and rich lower end which in our opinion is better than a newer Mollenhauer. The middle register is good and strong and the contra has a particualrly good high Bb for Ravels Mother Goose! The contra is free blowing and the intonation over most of the instrument is very good.

The sound & projection is good and we recomend this contra for a bassoonist who plays a several concerts a year on contra. This contra is particularly ideal for chamber music.


It has a worn varnished exterior which looks very classy (this instrument has purposely not been re-varnished due to the very fetching look of the instrument). It has a few small nics and the keywork in places is slightly pitted & worn. All of the keywork works correctly and the interior of the instrument is in a very good condition. Any damage on the instrument is external and does not effect the playability of this contra.

Condition: New
SKU: MACONTRA GTIN: 0637028938857
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Occasionally you may need to return items – please email us with the details of the return within 30 days of receiving the order. We'll then send you an email back to confirm the return the refund or exchange along with out return address to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund.

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Items must be in their original condition with the packaging unopened and accompanied with your receipt of purchase.

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