Astor Bassoons

There are 3 Astor bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. One bassoon (Astor1-O-vanRijn) is attributed to George Astor, and two by Astor & Company. The workshop flourished in London c.1778-c.1831.

Astor Literature

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 332.

Lasocki, David. “New Light on Eighteenth-Century English Woodwind Makers from Newspaper Advertisements”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 63, May 2010, pp. 112-124.

Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.

Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments. Tony Bingham, 1993.

Astor, 6 key bassoon; Astor1-O-vanRijn

Astor1-O-vanRijn General Information

Astor1-O-vanRijn Data Spreadsheet

Astor1-O-vanRijn Photos

Astor, 8 key bassoon; Astor2-O-Sigal

Astor2-O-Sigal General Information

Astor2-O-Sigal Data Spreadsheet

Astor2-O-Sigal Photos

Astor, 8 key bassoon; Astor3-O-Edinburgh

Astor3-O-Edinburgh General Information

Astor3-O-Edinburgh Data Spreadsheet

Astor3-O-Edinburgh Photos