I am selling my Fox Fast System Contrabassoon #572. I am currently the second owner. I purchased this instrument from Lew Lipnick, of the National Symphony Orchestra, in Oct. 2011. This is the contra he used for the world premier the Aho Concerto for Contrabassoon. A Fast System contra has the usual keywork of Fox contras, but is redesigned in the left thumb venting keys and has the additional keys Arlen Fast added. This contra also has some extra keywork that Lew wanted. The scale is nice and even. The sound this contra makes made the entire studio jealous during my doctoral program. It is dark, rich, and powerful.
Included in this sale is the contra, the original black case, an aluminum wheeled case, and Heckel C2 bocal. Please contact me at email@example.com for pictures, a pdf of the appraisal Lew had from 2010, and other questions and information. I am asking $39,000 US. It is available for trial in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.