The first systematic study on small-sized bassoons “Fagottini and tenoroons – small, forgotten giants” revealed a significantly large number of surviving small-sized bassoons in instrument museums and collections.
In general, it is not permissible to play original wind instruments in museums and collections, and copies of small-size historical bassoons are not readily available. Reconstructions are therefore mandatory before any empirical, practical research can be undertaken. This project, an innovative multi-method approach to researching woodwind instrument reconstructions, used modern 3D-printing technology to print trial models of two eighteenth-century fagottini, preserved in their original states and in playable condition. Both instruments were scanned according to protocol established by MUSICES in 2018.