Fox Model 680

Designed for versatility, the Fox Model 680 combines the power and depth of previous 600-level bassoons with the singing, flexible, and expressive tonal characteristics of the 200-level designs. The 680 provides a dark, concentrated, clear tone with a wide dynamic range to meet the needs of the most discriminating professional bassoonist in every application.

Standard Features

  • Select, aged Mountain or Red Maple body
  • Silver water tubes extending into the bore
  • French (metal) or German (white synthetic ivory) bell ring
  • Natural rubber lining in the wing and small bore of the boot
  • Compact model: four-piece (long bell) or five-piece (divided bass joint with additional metal band) design

*Shown with additional options

Standard Keywork

  • Full German key system with silver plating
  • Rollers for right little finger F & A♭
  • Rollers for left little finger E♭ & D♭
  • Right hand whisper key lock, rotary style
  • High D and High E keys
  • High A bridge to whisper key


  • Two professional B bocals ~ #1 & #2 lengths


  • Compact case with shoulder and backpack straps
  • Hand rest
  • Neck strap
  • Seat strap
  • Microfiber swabs for boot and wing
  • Care cloth

Additional Options

  • Body lock
  • Balance Hanger
  • Offset high E key
  • A♭-B♭ trill key
  • E♭ trill key
  • Left hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers for right thumb B♭ and F♯
  • Rollers for left thumb C♯, whisper key, Low C & D
  • High F key

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