Fox Renard Artist Model 250D (Long Bore) - Bassoon
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The Renard Artist Model 250D by Fox USA was designed for advanced students and devoted hobbyists wanting a premium instrument. Made 100% in the USA from select aged Red Maple it features a full German key system in silver plate (full spec below).
The Model 250D provides an even and balanced response across the whole range. It has impeccable intonation with a flexible and singing tenor register. The instrument features a beautiful warm and dark tone throughout. These qualities are delivered because of the long bore design. This is in contrast the shore bore Model 240D which as a brighter, more flexible tone. It's a matter of personal taste as to which you may prefer.
The Fox Bassoon company was originally started in 1949 when professional player Hugo Fox retired from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He set out to make double reed instruments that would satisfy the most discerning artists. Today, the Fox company continue the art of hand-crafting instruments in the same place it all started: South Whiley, Indiana, USA.
Select aged Red Maple body
Natural rubber lining in wing joint and small bore of the boot
Full German key system with silver plating
Nine rollers + Left hand whisper key lock (type I)
Rollers for right little finger F and Ab
Rollers for left little finger Eb and Db
Rollers for right thumb Bb and F#
High D and High E keys
Auxiliary low C extension
Crowned pancake key
Left hand Eb trill + Thumb Ab-Bb trill
Body lock + Hand rest + Balance hanger
Two professional 'T' bocals - #2 and #3 lengths
Premium case with shoulder and backpack straps
Neck strap + Seat strap + Microfiber swabs for boot and wing joints + Care cloth
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