Leitzinger Bassoons

Exquisite bassoons

Quality through passion

Stephan Leitzinger has dedicated himself to building bassoons of the highest quality for 25 years. The foundations of this quality are his passion for the bassoon combined with his accumulated knowledge and instrument building experience. Each bassoon is hand-made by Stephan Leitzinger himself, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technological advances, to create an instrument that is perfectly suited to each individual musician’s desires.

Leitzinger Bassoons are made of long-seasoned mountain maple. The storage and selection of the wood is an important prerequisite for a high quality instrument. The special characteristics of the Leitzinger Bassoons are their full, yet flexible tone, that projects well paired with excellent intonation and well-designed keywork. The instruments allow for effortless control of tone colors and dynamics all while maintaining a beautiful sound.

Models

Exclusive

  • Selected mountain maple
  • High D key
  • High E key
  • Rubber lined F,E,C finger holes
  • Metal lined D,B,G finger holes
  • Whisper key mechanism for left thumb
  • Roller on E-F# key for thumb
  • Rollers on C#/D#-key left little finger long joint
  • Rollers on F/Ab-key right little finger butt joint
  • Bocal „Leitzinger“
  • Left handrest „Leitzinger“
  • Case and accessories

The model „Exclusive“ is also available with divided long joint.
Additional key mechanism on demand.

Leitziger Fagott Exclusive

Sound types

To accommodate various sound ideals and styles of playing we have developed two different models of bassoons.

Sound type I

  • Flexible
  • Radiant, focused sound
  • Rich in overtones
  • Consistent intonation over the whole range
  • Resonant sound
  • Reliable response even in extreme registers

Sound type II

  • Compact and focused sound
  • Warm soft sound
  • Stable and balanced intonation
  • Superb projection
  • Consistent intonation over the whole range
  • Reliable response even in extreme registers

Professional I & II The bassoon for the most demanding

The mechanical design is identical to our model „Exclusive“
however, it is additionally provided with:

  • More carefully selected mountain maple
  • Finger holes lined with sterling silver tubes
  • Roller on A/octave
  • Roller on C#/wisper key
  • Roller on low C# key
  • Rollers on C/D key left thumb on long joint
  • Rollers on Bb/E-E/F#-F#/Ab keys right thumb on butt joint
  • Rollers on F/Ab/F# keys right little finger butt joint
  • Eb trill key
  • Plastic lined pivot screw keys
  • Extra low C key plate
  • Handrest „Leitzinger“ for left hand
  • Bocals „Leitzinger“
  • Case and accessories

The model „Professional“ is also available with long joint.
Additional key mechanism on demand.

Leitzinger Fagott Professional

Antique Finish
Professional I & II
Curly mountain maple in matt antique colour finish

The mechanical design is identical to our model „Exclusive“ however, it is additionally provided with:

  • More carefully selected mountain maple
  • Finger holes lined with sterling silver tubes
  • Roller on A/octave
  • Roller on C#/wisper key
  • Roller on low C# key
  • Roller on C/D key left thumb on long joint
  • Rollers on Bb/E-E/F#-F#/Ab keys right thumb on butt joint
  • Rollers on F/Ab/F# keys right little finger butt joint
  • Eb trill key
  • Plastic lined pivot screw keys
  • Extra low C key plate
  • Left handrest „Leitzinger“
  • Bocals „Leitzinger“
  • Case and accessories

The model „Professional“ is also available with divided long joint.
Additional key mechanism on demand.

Leitzinger Fagott Antik-Finish

Accessories

Handrest

The patented handrest for the left hand provides for a more relaxed hand and body posture through its ergonomic form. This leads to less stress on the musculature of the arm and hand, which consequently improves the airflow and tone.

Leitzinger Fagotte Handauflage