Topic: Old Linton Bassoon
I just ran across an old Linton bassoon for a reconstruction project. It's currently junk, but so was the price (almost). I tried to visit the Linton web site to find some background and "birthdate" via serial #, but the connection doesn't seem to be stabel.
ANYWAY, I'd like to collect some knowledge about this piece, and check its trail as much as possible.
I played bassoon pretty well in school (more than a few years ago) and the bug has hit again! At least for repairing & rebuilding and the requisite noodling. And I need to have a use for the old reeds I made back then ;-)
This Linton bassoon, s/n 5K 14553 begins as plastic (in pieces now), but ends with a thin wood that sounds like it might have an interesting tone (eventually).
1) Are these pieces really from the same horn?
2) Can I estimate, or search for, a birthdate from the s/n?
3) Is there a site to see if such instruments have been stolen/lost, much like the one I found for flutes?
Thanks in advance!