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A Yamaha YFG-812 II bassoon
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The bassoon is a
The word bassoon comes from French basson and from Italian bassone (basso with the augmentative suffix -one). However, the Italian name for the same instrument is fagotto, in Spanish and Romanian it is fagot, and in German fagott. Fagot is a Germanic word meaning a bundle of sticks.