Yamaha 821 Custom Bassoon

(Pre-War Design)  Sku #J08276000001000

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Highly expressive.

The YFG-821 was designed for players who prefer a great degree of tonal flexibility. It is designed for soloists and others who desire maximum capability to adapt their sound to different performance situations. The bassoonist's role can vary widely depending on the material and the environment, and as such, his or her timbre must likewise adapt to the sometimes disparate requirements of the literature. Picture a chamber setting playing Mendelssohn relative to a symphony orchestra playing Mahler. The YFG-821 is at home in either environment and in any other you can imagine. Whether in a featured soloist role or in a larger ensemble constext, this is an instrument that excels, and merits consideration by any serious player.

Advanced design techniques and skilled Yamaha engineers have resolved intonation problems and tone quality inconsistencies traditionally associated with bassoons. Yamaha has created a bassoon that allows the artist to control the most subtle tone shadings in the most delicate passages, while opening up the sound beyond traditional limits.

  • Included accessories
  • Bassoon Bocals Made of sheet nickel silver (0.6mm) and silver-plated
  • YAC FGB-N1 Bassoon bocal, short
  • YAC FGB-N2 Bassoon bocal, long
  • YAC FGC-821N Wooden bassoon case

From small chamber groups to full orchestras, the YFG-821 responds to you.


821 Custom Bassoon Specifications:

  • Level: Custom; "Pre-war" model
    Key of: C
    Key System: Heckel
    System: Gentleman compact (YFG-821C)
    Wall Thickness: Thinner; larger bore
    Roller Keys: F & Ab ; Ab & F# ; low Eb & low C#
    Features: C plate; High C key; High D key; 2 bocals; Hand crutch; Neck strap
    Body Material: Long seasoned maple
    Key Material: Nickel silver
    Plating: Silver
    Tone Holes: Undercut; Silver tubes available
    Thumb Rest: Fixed
    Trill Keys: F-G (high E key); E-F#
    Spring Type: Blue steel
    Options: Bb key guard; Joint hinge; Balancer; RH pp slide system; A pp arm connecter
    Roller Options: C# ; pp lock; F# lever; Bb key; E
    Trill Key Options: LH Eb ; RH Eb ; C; D
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