This page contains a bassoon model number list. It includes models up to 1969. The choice of 1969 as an end date is due to the fact that Conn was bought by MacMillan in 1969/1970. New models after 1970 are therefore not included. End dates past 1970 are given, when known.
I have included an extra column to indicate the year(s) when the instrument was (at least) in use. If both the "Year Introduced" and "Year Discontinued" column is filled in, the "Years Used" column is left blank (no need stating the obvious). Italics indicates "educated guess".
The following list is by no means complete or even correct. If you find an error, or know of a model of bassoon that falls into the criteria mentioned above that doesn't appear on this list or is produced outside the years indicated on this list, please let me know (see main page for e-mail).
|Conn bassoon Model Number List|
|Model Number||Model Name||Year Introduced||Years Used||Year Discontinued|
|2R||New Wonder Paris Conservatory System Professional Bassoon in C||-||1924-1934||-|
|4R||New Wonder Hoeckel System Symphony Bassoon in C||-||1924-1934||-|
|6R||New Wonder Paris Conservatory System Artist Bassoon in C||-||1924-1926||1926|
|8R||Full Heckel System Bassoon in C||-||1941-1950|
|12R||Artist Full Heckel System Bassoon in C||-||1954-1969||-|
|20R||Heckel System Polypropylene Body Composition Bassoon||-||1963-1969||-|
|22R||Heckel System Polypropylene Body Composition Bassoon||-||1966-1969||-|