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Has your bassoon or contrabassoon been lost or stolen?
We'll list it here free of charge. Please send us copy-ready text, preferably in Verdana font, and we'll put your notice up on this page. Please include an e-mail address or telephone number so that if your instrument is found you can be contacted.
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On the International Double Reed Society site
I was burglarized
on Tuesday, March 25 2008 in Portland, Oregon. My Maestro bassoon was one of
the items stolen. It is the first and only that I owned :( I purchased it on
ebay new from a dealer in Houston. It is (I believe) Chinese made. I don't
have the serial number, unfortunately. It was in its case with a blue lining
and case-cover. There was a blonde reed case with 6 reeds in the outer pocket,
as well as a bassoon mute, seat strap, crutch, cork grease and two bocals. ANY
help recovering my bassoon would be appreciated; I am just sick from the loss
as it took me 15 years to be able to buy this instrument. Any relevant
information, call 503-206-9088 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Recently moved from San Francisco to Houston. The movers
This bassoon has been recovered by its owner.
STOLEN SCHREIBER bassoon, serial number
A Heckel Bassoon has been stolen last week in Brno (Czech Repulic). Its number is 14925. Could you please post thist information on your website? Any information about this instrument should be reported to the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, email@example.com.
With many thanks,
Fox Renard Model #220
My Heckel 7991 was stolen november 2nd in pittsburgh
It has a very unusual finish and was in a weisman case
with purple interior and one heckel bocal ( nickel
plated VCC 2) PLease post this and anyone can contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
732 Savannah Avenue #3
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Richter bassoon serial No. 77
stolen in Cleveland, Ohio July 1977
I was the original owner, purchased it new in Atlanta 1974.
my bassoon was stolen! in holland, from the Koninklij Conservatorium den Haag. It's gone since, around beginning of july 2006. It is Moening in a brown case (inside, the case is dark red), and cover by soft, black cover with "VATMAN" written on it. It has a hand made extention of a thing that u hang basson on when u play. This extention has 4 hols and is made of solid piece of metal. Also the case is changet for that reason, so that the extention goes through a hole inside the tool-box in the case.
my telephone in holland: +31614111307
Conn Bassoon, serial # 11825 was stolen from York College of
Pennsylvania in the spring of 2004. If you have any information on
this instrument, please contact Professor Wayne Romer, Director of
Instrument Studies at (717) 815-1526 or email@example.com .
This bassoon was stolen in 2005 from the Trail BC Area. Was in a new Protec case *Reward offered.*
Contact Barry at 250 364 3994
Good news! We received a note that this instrument has been returned to it's owner.
Schreiber bassoon #30747 was stolen from my student's car in Portland Oregon on Saturday November 20th. She plays in the local youth orchestra and her school's band. Please help to return this instrument to a very heart-broken bassoonist. If you know where it is please e-mail your information to Sue (her mother) at
Instrument is maple wood & in good condition. It has a high D key & key rollers. It has a white bell ring with a chip/crack - because of the crack it is possible to remove the ring. It was in a brown 3-latch case w/ green lining & at time it was stolen it was inside a black soft outer case w/ wool-like lining. Also in case was a #1 & #2 bocal & 2 red/white (candycane) cleaning brushes.
My bassoon was stolen this afternoon, May 26, 2005 from my car in San Francisco, CA.
Bassoon is a Fox 201 serial # 15064. Dark stained maple with French styke bell, one Fox bocal, one Heckel bocal. Case is black with rounded corners and some damage to the edges. Also stolen was a black backpack with my reeds and music.
Any help locating my instrument would be greatly appreciated.
e-mail: juliet at barrera dot org
my bassoon, a fox renard 220 serial number 24-202 was stolen from Spokane Washington on January 27 2005. It was in a cylander BG france gig bag, resembling a golf bag with green velvet interior. With it were two bocals, one fox, one heckle along with my tools and reeds. It you have any information please notify me
The Fox Reynard (wood) #11077 belongs to Manatee
Community College, Bradenton, FL. C. Robert Reinert
is the bassoon instructor. It was turned in May,
2004. School no. #14967 MCC. Contact Bob Reinert at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Harry Phillips at
Bad news, one my Heckels has been stolen in
Montevideo (Uruguay) on Monday 27th September .
Bassoon serial num:29998
It was lost in Peru school (Middle school) in Band room
I need this instrument back quickly and despretley because i am supposed to play at my church .Note: Peru Centeral school peru New York 12972 116 margert street. Peruchelts@aol.com
This instrument has been reported as returned to its owner
A Fox bassoon, model No. 601, with serial No. 29997, was stolen between 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 12 and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13 from Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University. It is carried in a black case that looks very similar to a violin case. There is a $1000.00 reward being offered for the safe return of this bassoon. Contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 758-4477 with any information. All calls are anonymous. Or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Nick Schmidt" email@example.com
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:35:32 -0800
Fox 220 serial number 27044
stolen from Lafayette, California
My Fox bassoon has been stolen from North London. My phone number is 07855421551 my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
It went missing on Monday 30th June.
My Bassoon was stolen out of my car in front of my house in Ashland Oregon on July 6th 2003. I am looking through my records for my serial number, but I can give a good description.
I am a professional bassoonist and teacher, and greatly rely on my bassoon. Thankyou for any help recovering this instrument.
My Bassoon was stolen from my car in Fairfield, Connecticut, on the evening of May 21, 2003. It is a Fox Renard serial # 27682.
It has a black case with blue velvet interior.
I will offer a reward to anyone who can help me get this precious instrument back.
This instrument has been returned to
Fox # 19350 Stolen from my in mid July 2001 from Episcopal High School in Houston, TX. It had a rather nice #2 heckel bocal and a very crappy CVX. My email is email@example.com
Stolen Fox Renard Artist Bassoon
Serial number 9975
Date Stolen: 2/19/03
Owner Jeremy Duby
43125 Carlyle Place #221
Clinton Twp. Michigan
Stolen at: Stolen from Wayne State University. Detroit MI.
Comments: The Heckel is a university instrument. It was taken from the
directors office area. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
My bassoon was stolen in Paris (France) in November 2001. It is a Heckel No 13073,
contained in a cylinder shaped case of black leather, lined with purple velvet.
Its blond colour with dark brown stripes makes it special among other instruments
of the same name. Some small scratches can be seen on the wood.
Contact : Valérie GRANIER
Telephone and Fax in Paris : 01 43 79 22 29
e.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
On october 28, 2002 I was robbered near Galoushkin street. Thieves took my bassoon, Puchner 9043, with some family documents, including my passport. There were also several bassoon accessories. Please, if you will find some information about this instrument, send me it to these e-mail addresses: We received a happy e-mail that this bassoon has been returned to it's owner.
Heckel #12087 This bassoon was stolen from my car on September 4, 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT. It is in an oval-shaped soft "opera" case, and had with it my reeds, reed tools, a Heckel bocal and a Marcus&Bell bocal. The bassoon has a reddish-color stain with very marked tiger stripes. The bell has an ivory ring and a 4 inch crack (repaired). Please contact me at (801)521-2972 or VirgoRam@aol.com if you have any information on this bassoon. Thank you.
My Bassoon was stolen on Halloween 2001 out of my hands as i was walking down the street. The thieves were wearing black overcoats and had long green noses. It was a Schreiber worth £8575. It was in a black case and was in a black/blue carry bag. It had a broken high d key(it was going for repair). In the case was a black sling and a piece of blue tinsel for my Christmas solo-please help! Contact J Slater: email@example.com
My bassoon was stolen out of my car in March of 1998 in New Haven, CT. It was a Kohlert early model. I bought it from Lester Cantor of the NYC Ballet (now deceased). My name and his may still be in the case. The case was black, "Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp" sticker from 1996 was on it. Unfortunately I cannot remember other details. I currently play in the New Haven area and rent from a local music school.