The most popular bassoon makers are Heckel, Püchner, Yamaha, Moosmann, Fox and Mönnig. The Heckel bassoon is considered the most famous, known for its rich sonorous tone, flexibility and great range. Heckel bassoons are also incredibly reliable and can last for decades, however, they are also expensive and hard to find. Other popular brands like Yamaha and Püchner are less expensive and easier to obtain. The cost of bassoons can vary greatly, ranging from €5,000 – €100,000 and rental options are also available.