Renard Artist Model 260 Bassoon

Introduced in 2013 and available in early 2014, the new Artist Model 260 was patterned after Fox Model 660. Built of red maple, the Model 260 can produce much of the power, depth and resonance that is characteristic of the Fox professional 600 series bassoons. The Model 260 is recommended for more advanced performers.

Artists model bassoons feature additional key work including High D and High E keys, a crowned pancake key with right thumb rollers on the B flat and F sharp spatulas, whisper key lock type one, B flat guard and body lock. 


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


Unless otherwise requested, the Model 260 comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.


Premium artist case with cover, neck strap, crutch, two drop swabs, seat strap.


  • German Bell (White Bell Ring)
  • Corked Tenons
  • Slide Style or Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Plateau Key, Left Hand Third Finger
  • Bassoon Palm Guard
  • Balance Hanger
  • Professional Bassoon Case and Cover
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