Fox Model 680 Bassoon

Fox Products is pleased to introduce its newest professional bassoon, the Model 680. Designed for versatility, the 680 provides the most power and depth of all the 600 series bassoons while it expands and improves upon the singing, expressive tonal characteristics of the older design. Fox Model 680 has the dark, concentrated, clear tone and great dynamic range to meet the needs of the most selective professional bassoonist. 

 Body

All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore on 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.

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 680 comes standard with two *CVC* 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
  • Rollers for Right and Left Hand Thumbs

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

 

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