Bassoons offer a voice unlike any other member of the orchestral family. Known for its rich, dark timbre, this double-reed instrument took its modern form in the early 19th century as it evolved out of earlier instruments such as the dulcian. Innovators such as Carl Almenräder expanded the concept into the modern bassoon with added volume for symphonic settings and a notably wide range. Since then masters like Igor Stravinsky have composed landmark works for the bassoon which has cemented its place as one of the essential woodwind instruments. Find new and used bassoons from top makes like Selmer and Antigua here on Reverb.