Bass and Tenor Curtals3 Piece BajónBaroque BassoonsEichentopfSchererClassical BassoonsBühner & KellerGrenserRomantic BassoonsWeisnerBocals and Reed-Making ToolsMultiphonicsOther InstrumentsNotes and Measurements


updates: 3-Piece Bajon, 3/2010; Multiphonics, 9/2010; notes, 07/2016

*NEW* an alto and soprano curtal in the making! These instruments will be ready for production by September 2016.

Instruments currently available with very short lead times:

  • Eichentopf at original pitch (405Hz) 
  •  boxwood Scherer (415Hz)
  • pearwood bass dulcian (466Hz) 

I started making replicas of historical bassoons in 1984 and modern bocals in 1993. For decades based on the Lower East Side of New York, I relocated in 2014 near the shores of the Bagaduce in rural Maine.

The following pages contain both information on current models as well as glimpses of the work I do as performer / composer / sound installation artist.

Instruments are all handmade to order with most models offering a choice of wood, tuning options, and custom requests such as silver keywork. Delivery times vary depending on the length of my waiting list and can be estimated when an order is placed. Please inquire about pricing and deposits, or write for any further information.

In addition, I very much enjoy, and am available for, restoration work of all kinds.

I have moved! Please note the new address below..  a recent NY Times article, one from my new home town, and a local paper..
207 Southern Bay Road, Penobscot ME 04476
Telephone: (207) 326-2027