Fox Contra Bassoon

When I read the price of a classic contrabassoon on website, I was stunned.  The retailer price is about $32,500. A popular website is offering it for $27,999

I have not able to find out why the price is so high.

It comprises 18% nickel silver keys.  The keys are arranged on a German System. If we look at the finishing of this music instrument. We see that the maker has used Mahogany with acrylic enamel.

I am not familiar with its design. A friend tried to explain me how the design gives optimum resonance and performance characteristics.