Premium quality professional bassoon, handmade in Germany by Bernd Moosmann, featuring innovative keywork and body design. Thick wall model for extra projection.
The Moosmann Model 222CL bassoon is handcrafted in Germany from Curly Bosnian Mountain Maple. The wood is selected from slow growth forests, with very close growth rings. The resulting density gives Moosmann professional bassoons a very rich, warm and flexible sound with the power and projection required for modern orchestral playing. The wood is stained a Mahogany colour and finished with a very durable lacquer.
Developed in partnership with Martin Kuuskmann, the 222CL has thicker walls which produce even more power and projection than the 222E.
“After 18 years of playing a Heckel bassoon, I felt a need to change. I was searching for a couple of years, playing instruments by various top makers until in 2010, by coincidence, I met Justin Miller, Moosmann’s representative in North-America, who introduced me to the idea of trying out a Moosmann bassoon, a well known German bassoon maker. I was stunned – I had played some very fine instruments thus far, or so I thought, but I had never played a bassoon with such great scale and resonant tone as the Moosmann I was trying. I didn’t expect such openness, such resonance and such great scale. I was accustomed to having weak links within the scale on any top bassoon. I realized this was the instrument maker I had been looking for.
For what I need to do on the bassoon as a performer, which is a lot, the Moosmann bassoon allows me to do everything in various given combinations from solo to chamber to orchestral playing, in any country, any continent. It is so easy to create different timbres and dynamics on it; I love the responsiveness of this instrument. With all of the beautiful tenor register in the middle, the Moosmann bassoon also possesses, in my experience, the best high register as well as the fullest low register of all new bassoons I have tried in the past several years. As a concert artist I constantly am in a need to evolve, and I love the inner feeling that my bassoon has still plenty left to discover. Thank you Justin Miller and thank you, Bernd Moosmann!”
The Model 222CL has 29 nickel silver keys with a heavy covering of silver plate. Includes high E and F, left hand E flat, E-F sharp trill, A flat-B flat trill and 13 rollers. All finger holes have stirling silver tubes extending into the bore. Balance Hanger fitted as standard. Pivot screws are fitted with lock nuts and roller bearings for the smoothest, quietest and most positive action. Comes with two crooks of your choice from the Moosmann range.
BAM Hightech case with back pack straps, pullthrough cleaning set, microfibre polishing cloth, reed case (3 reeds), cork grease, neck strap, handrest, two crooks.
Body in seasoned Bosnian curly mountain maple, stained with durable lacquer finish
Thick walled body
Finger holes with sterling silver tubes protruding into the bore
29 keys in nickel silver, silver plated
High D, E and F, Left Hand E flat, E-F sharp trill, A flat-B flat trill keys
Pivot keys with roller bearings
Balance hanger fitted