Renard Artist Model 240

A trusted favorite by teachers and students alike, the Renard Artist Model 240 is a popular intermediate bassoon choice. The Model 240 is a “short bore” bassoon that is known for being a flexible, free blowing instrument with a strong “singing” quality that most often suits bassoonists looking for an instrument with a bold tone and soloistic qualities. This bassoon is a great choice for advanced students in high school through college, serious amateurs, and advanced school programs.

Standard Features

  • Select red maple body with mahogany finish
  • Silver-plated keys, posts, bands, and boot cap
  • French bell ring (metal)
  • Lining in wing joint and small bore of the boot
  • Body lock
  • Plastic hand rest
  • Neck strap ring

Standard Keywork

  • Full German key system
  • Right hand whisper key lock
  • High E key
  • High D 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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