Bassoon, ringed maple stained dark brown. Almenraeder's first system. Sixteen brass keys on square saddles: on wing joint, C sharp for left thumb and two wing keys; on butt, B flat twin-padded G (hinged), F, A flat (two), F sharp; on long joint, E flat & C sharp for left fourth finger, D, C, B and B flat. Crook socket and upper two keys bushed in ivory, as are two holes in butt. Bell almost cylindrical. Crook possibly original. Overall length is 129.1 cm. Length of wing and butt is 89.6 cm. Lacking ivory bush from wing keyhole. Stamped: B. Schott Fils Mayence (Mainz, Germany). Also bears wheel mark and number 1 on wing.

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