Fox Model I Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long)

Accoustically, the Fox Model I is identical to the Model II bassoon with the difference of an additional ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs. The long bore design can be identified by a warm "round" tone, evenly balanced wih excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It's tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts.

Body

All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities. Long bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring as well as corked or string wrapped tenons.

Wood Options

  • European Mountain Maple
  • Red Maple

Finish

Special resonant finish in light mahogany with flamed tiger striping. Ebony finish available on request. Silver plated keys and trim.

Mechanism

Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts. Full German system with high D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat) and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts are locked with screws.

Additional Mechanism for Model I

Right thumb rollers on B(flat), E, F(sharp), and G(sharp). Left thumb rollers for whisper key, C(sharp), Low D and Low C.

Intonation

All Fox bassoons are designed to be played at A:440 but can be turned higher with a combination of shorter bocals and higher pitched reeds.

Bocals

Unless otherwise requested, the Model I comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.

Accessories

Professional case and cover, neck strap, seat strap, wooden crutch, polishing cloth and silk swab.

Popular Options

  • High A Bridge to Whisper Key
  • Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Left Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • High F Key
  • Two Piece Bass Joint
  • A(flat)/B(flat) Trill Key
  • E(flat) Trill Key
  • Additional Rollers

Please refer to Professional Bassoon Options for a full list of options.