Model 601
Fox Bassoons
There are three basic types of Fox bassoons; the long bore, short bore, and thick wall.
Long bore models have a warm sound with even and stable intonation.
Short bore models project better, and have more flexibility.
Thick wall models have longer and larger tone holes for more resonance and power. They take a little more effort to play, but yield the sound needed in a large orchestra.

All Fox bassoons have precision made nickel silver key parts, heavily plated with silver for all models except IV, which is nickel plated. Nickel silver tubes are used in the finger holes.
Fox Bassoon model 601 Thick Wall
This model has insured Fox's presence in American symphony halls. Valued by performers for its effortless, even scale and focused "sparkling core" of tone, this model has made major inroads in American and international orchestras. Made of Mountain Maple, Black Maple or Red Maple, it is equally appropriate for chamber groups and solo work. The standard model 601 includes high D and high E keys, and rollers on F, Ab, Eb and Db. An extensive list of optional mechanisms allows players to customize the instrument for their individual needs. The CVC bocal was especially designed for this model.
Fox Bassoon model 201 Sort Bore
This model has long been used by many professional players throughout the world. Its complete mechanism includes high D and E. There is a choice of maple species and many optional mechanisms to allow customization to the players preference.
Fox Bassoon model 101 Short Bore
Identical to the model 101, except that it has fewer rollers as standard equipment. An excellent choice if you want a more customised key system.
Fox Bassoon model I Long Bore
Mechanism includes high D and E. Its warm tone quality and even scale make it the choice of chamber players, doublers and demanding amateurs. A choice of maple species and many optional mechanisms allow full customization.
Fox Bassoon model II Long Bore
Identical to the model I, except that it has fewer rollers as standard equipment. An excellent choice if you want a more customised key system.
Fox Bassoon model IV plus Long Bore
One of our favorite bassoons because of its good intonation and sound mechanism. This is a handmade bassoon with a polypropylene body. The metal finger tubes on the wing joint project into the bore to avoid water problems. Forrests special version includes high D, right hand whisper lock and a Bb guard, and two double star CVX bocals. An excellent choice for schools, students and amateurs who need a trouble free instrument at a reasonable cost and with lasting value.
Renard Bassoons
Intermediate level bassoons made by Fox. There are two basic types of Renard bassoons; long bore and short bore.
Long bore models have a warm sound with even and stable intonation.
Short bore models project better, and have more flexibility.

All Renard bassoons have precision made nickel silver key parts, heavily plated with silver. Nickel silver tubes are used in the finger holes.
Renard Bassoon model 220 Long Bore
A well-equipped instrument for demanding amateurs, as well as schools and doublers, who are less concerned with the need for symphony hall projection than the even intonation inherent in Fox long bore bassoons. The mechanism includes high D and E keys, a crown on the pancake key and an extra roller each on the adjacent Bb and F# keys. Currently made of Black Maple wood. French style bell, silver plated keywork, and two double star CVX bocals.
Renard Bassoon model 240 Short Bore
Mechanically this is the short bore equivalent of the model 220. Greater flexibility and projection make this instrument a good choice for skilled amateurs and students. Made of Red Maple.
Renard Bassoon model 260 Thick Wall
Mechanically this is the thick wall equivalent of the model 240. The Model 260 can produce much of the power, depth and resonance that is characteristic of the Fox professional 600 series bassoons. Made of Red Maple.
Renard Bassoon model 222 plus Long Bore
A good choice for amateur players, students and schools who want a good maple instrument in a moderate price range. Forrests' special version of the model 222 includes high D key, ring key for the wing C, right hand whisper lock, and a Bb guard. The metal finger tubes on the wing joint project into the bore to avoid water problems. Made of Sugar Maple.
Fox Contrabassoon
Fox has long been the maker of fine contras for major symphony orchestras and conservatories throughout the world. An extensive list of optional mechanisms is available. Delivery tends to be lengthy, but the reward is worth the wait.

Please call us at 800-322-6263 for current instrument prices and availability.

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