Yamaha Custom Series Bassoon YFG-812 (C)

Yamaha Custom Series Bassoon YFG-812 (C)

SKU : [YFG-812]
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Heckel System - Post War design

The YFG-812 has a heavier wall design featuring a rich, authoritative sound. It is ideal for players who prefer a round, warm tone, and who require the power to balance the volume of the modern symphony orchestra.
Contemporary tone hole and bore design
Advanced design techniques and skilled Yamaha engineers have resolved intonation problems and tone quality inconsistencies traditionally associated with bassoons. Yamaha has created a bassoon that allows the artist to control the most subtle tone shadings in the most delicate passages, while opening up the sound beyond traditional limits.
"Gentleman" type body configuration
*Available on special order* Gentleman system bassoons have an extra joint which allows the use of a smaller case. When ordering a compact system bassoon, add 'C' to the model number.
Custom Bassoon
Yamaha Custom bassoons can be heard in some of the world's greatest orchestras, and are considered the finest currently being produced. They deliver a full rich sound which allows control of the most subtle tone shadings in delicate passages, while letting you open the sound up beyond traditional limits. With redesigned tonehole shapes and positions, and ergonomic "finger-friendly" key shapes, Yamaha Custom bassoons have extremely accurate intonation and a comfortable playability. The 812 with its slightly heavy body wall offers a rich authoritative sound. It is ideal for players who prefer a round warm sound and need enough power to balance the modern symphony orchestra. It is available in conventional or 'compact, style body configurations.
Seasoned maple body Full, rich tone quality
Key construction Silver-plated, nickel-silver "ergonomically designed" keys. Durable, comfortable key mechanism with a light touch
Special features F/G (high E key), E/F# trill keys, high C and high D keys, six rollers, two bocals included as standard
Mechanical options *Available on special order* Rollers for C# and pp lock, left-hand Eb trill key, F# lever roller, Bb key guard, joint hinge, balancer, 'A' pp arm connector, silver tone hole tubes, right hand pp slide system, right-hand Eb trill key, Bb roller key
Bassoon bocals Made of sheet nickel silver (0.6mm) and silver-plated
YAC FGB-N1 Bassoon bocal, short
YAC FGB-N2 Bassoon bocal, long
YAC FGC-810L-N Wooden bassoon case
YAC FGB-810 Tan canvas bassoon case cover
YAC 1054P Bassoon swab

Model Characteristics Fingering system Mechanical
Trill keys Body Keys Features
YFG-811 Easy response, clear elegant tone Heckel system High C key, high D key, 6 roller keys (low C#, low Eb, F#, Ab little finger, Ab thumb, F) F-G, E-F# Long-seasoned maple Thinner wall Silver-plated With two bocals
YFG-812 Warm rich tone, powerful projection Thicker wall
YFG-821 Great tonal flexibility Longer bore

As most bassoonists know, the bocal affects the instrument's tone and playability to an extraordinary extent. Until now, however, most bocals have been plagued by inconsistency -no two of the same model would sound or play quite the same. The “perfect” bocal has been an elusive goal for players and manufacturers alike. To discerning players everywhere the consistently high quality of Yamaha Super Bocals is a true breakthrough... which can significantly improve the tone and playability of just about any bassoon for any player. Hand-crafted from the finest materials with traditional care and attention to detail, Yamaha Super Bocals are the closest thing to a “Perfect Bocal” ever produced, and have earned praise from some of the most distinguished artists of our time.