Fox Model 101 Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Short)

Accoustically, the Fox Model 101 is identical to the Model 201 bassoon with the difference of an additional ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs. Introduced in 1968, the short bore design features a tone quality that is more "open" than long bore models.

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Fox Model 201 Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Short)

First offered in 1968, the Fox Model 201 was designed for Principal players who prefer maximum flexibility and sonority in the upper rgister.  Favoring the middle and upper partials tonally, it is responsive and lends itself to expressive performance. This model is light and fits comfortably in the player's hands.

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Fox Model 660 Bassoon

Thick Wall (Short)

The Model 660 bassoon was introduced by Fox Products in 1992. Like the model 601, it has a thick wall and larger, longer tone holes but without the increase in length on the bass and wing joints. The result is a singing, flexible, less resistant tenor register ideal for soloists and Principal orchestral players. 

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Fox Model 601 Bassoon

Thick Wall (Long)

The Fox Model 601 bassoon was first offered in 1991. Designed to produce a bigger, dark tone to meet the needs of soloists and orchestral players, it was the first Fox instrument with thicker walls and larger, longer tone holes. In addition, it has extra length in both the bass and wing joints to produce a greater depth of sound and a more powerful low register while increasing the resistance in the tenor.

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