Jakob Friedrich Grundmann (1727-1800)

From an original in the Waterhouse collection, dated 1792 – a 5-keyed bassoon from the 63rd year of this Dresden maker renowned for his reed instruments. Over 50 of his oboes survive; his bassoons are more rare but of equally fine quality.
One or two wing keys can be added, the design based on those existing on another fine bassoon by J.F. Floth, Grundmann’s apprentice. The original has F# and C# keys added later and these can also be reproduced.