Fox Model 460

The Fox Model 460 is an entry-level professional bassoon patterned after the Fox Model 660. This “short bore,” “thick wall” instrument is built in a compact, long bell configuration. The 460 offers power and projection along with strong soloistic qualities for advanced players.

Standard Features

  • Select red maple body with bordeaux finish
  • Silver-plated keys, posts, bands, and boot cap
  • Long bell compact model
  • German bell ring (synthetic ivory)
  • Lining in wing joint and small bore of the boot
  • Body lock
  • Wood hand rest
  • Neck strap ring

Standard Keywork

  • Full German key system
  • Rotary style right hand whisper key lock
  • High E key
  • High D key
  • High A bridge to whisper key
  • Ring key for left hand third finger
  • Crowned pancake key
  • Rollers for left little finger E♭ and D♭
  • Rollers for right little finger F and A♭
  • Rollers for right thumb B♭ and F♯


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