Yamaha - YFG-811 - Custom Bassoon

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The 811 with its slightly thinner body wall offers an elegant, gentle sound but with a clear focus for tonal projection. It features a very easy response and great evenness between registers.

Please refer to table below for specs


Two body types

The YFG-811 (left) features a standard body wall thickness, providing universal compatibility and broad expressive capability for the widest range of players and playing styles. The YFG-812 (right) has a heavier 4-millimeter thick body wall, resulting in a darker tone that blends well with the modern orchestra.

Key systems

The key systems on these instruments are hand-assembled by experienced craftsmen, with emphasis on superior quality and playability. A balancer and Bb key guard are standard, and a roller system and oversized left-hand thumb key facilitate performace of difficult passages. The left-hand little finger key and right-hand thumb and little finger keys have been located in the most natural, comfortable positions for significantly enhanced playability, allowing the performer to focus the music not the instrument.


YFG-811 comes with FGC-802N case.

Special orders

1. Right-hand top F# roller

2. Right-hand thumb F# rollers
3. Right-hand E rollers
4. Right-hand Bb roller

5. Right-hand pp slide system

6. Right-hand Eb trill key*

7. Left-hand rollers for C# & pp
8. Left-hand low C & low D rollers

9. Left-hand Eb trill key*

10. Joint hinge

11. A-pp arm connecter

12. Silver tonehole tubes

*Please note that either 6. or 9. may be ordered, but both cannot be installed on the same instrument.


  YFG-811 YFG-811C
System Heckel system Heckel system
Auxiliary Keys High D key, 6 roller keys (low C#, low Eb, F#, Ab little finger, Ab thumb, F), Bb key guard, Balancer High D key, 6 roller keys (low C#, low Eb, F#, Ab little finger, Ab thumb, F), Bb key guard, Balancer
Trill Keys F-G, E-F# F-G, E-F#
Body Long-seasoned maple (standard wall) Long-seasoned maple body (thinner wall)

Keys Silver-plated nickel silver Silver-plated nickel silver
Bocal Super Bocals (CN1S and CN2S) Super Bocals (CN1S and CN2S)
Case Included Included (compact model)

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