In February 2009 I lent my 1826 Savary jeune bassoon to Aligi Voltan, and he liked it enough to offer me another instrument in exchange, a
Heckel bassoon made in 1892, with the serial number 3620. It finally
arrived on 18 March 2010, after UPS had held it in Melbourne without notification for 10 days, claiming that I had
requested this delay.
These are the first photos I've taken of the instrument. Others will follow.