Why are bassoons so expensive?

1) they’re wood. wood is far harder to work with than brass…you can’t just mold and pound it into shape or manufacture the right allow…you have to select the right individual pieces of wood and then bore them… each piece will be slightly different.

What are bassoons worth?

A plastic bassoon, ideal for those starting off with the instrument such as children, can cost $1,900 to $4,500. A wood bassoon can cost $3,000 to $9,000, depending on the brand….The average bassoon will fall into the $5,000 to $11,000 price range.

Brand Price Range
Yamaha Bassoon – 812 Custom: $21,000

How much is a cheap bassoon?

Bassoon Price Tags A new bassoon can have a list price ranging from under $5000 to over $20,000. Many popular models are discounted by dealers and a bit of shopping around can be worth the effort. Used instruments can cost from about $2000 to as much as a new instrument.

What do bassoons sound like?

The bassoon’s double reed gives it a rich, slightly buzzing quality in the lowest notes and a sweet nasal sound higher up. Bassoons can be extremely expressive as solo instruments and their warm vibrato enables them to sound remarkably human, a little like a resonant baritone singer.

What’s the most difficult instrument to play?

Top 10 Hardest Instruments to Play

  1. French Horn – Hardest Brass Instrument to Play.
  2. Violin – Hardest String Instrument to Play.
  3. Bassoon – Hardest Woodwind Instrument to Play.
  4. Organ – Hardest Instrument to Learn.
  5. Oboe – Hardest Instrument to Play in a Marching Band.
  6. Bagpipes.
  7. Harp.
  8. Accordion.

Is the bassoon hard to learn?

The bassoon is one of the most difficult instruments in the orchestra to play, but people just don’t take it seriously. That’s not surprising when you get a glimpse of the thing: It’s a double-reed instrument that looks like someone turned a bong into a saxophone. Eubanks teaches bassoon at Lewis & Clark College.

What instrument makes the highest sound?

Violin. The violin is the baby of the string family, and like babies, makes the highest sounds. There are more violins in the orchestra than any other instrument (there can be up to 30!) and they are divided into two groups: first and second.

How much do bassoons cost?

A used bassoon can cost as low as $650 or as high as $12,000. For example, the Orpeho Bassoon that comes with a case can cost $1,600 to $2,900, while the Fox Model IV Bassoon can cost $5,000 to $6,200.

How much does a bassoon cost?

Student/basic models will be on the lower end, while the higher price range includes rarer instruments made of quality wood materials. The average bassoon will fall into the $5,000 to $11,000 price range.

What are the different types of bassoon music?

The modern bassoon exists in two distinct primary forms, the Buffet (or “French”) system and the Heckel (“German”) system. Most of the world plays the Heckel system, while the Buffet system is primarily played in France, Belgium, and parts of Latin America.