Tristan Model 580

Made of select maple and finished like a professional bassoon, the Tristan Model 580 English horn has all the depth and resonance for which Fox is known and is 25% lighter in weight than a standard grenadilla English horn. The maple adds a complexity of tone that both blends well in woodwind sections and projects well as a solo instrument.

Standard Features

  • Select maple body with option of mahogany or bordeaux finish
  • Lined throughout both upper and lower joints
  • Nickel silver lined tenon sockets
  • Nickel silver caps on upper and lower tenon shoulders
  • Silver-plated posts, bands, and bell ring
  • Stainless steel arbors and wire springs
  • Silver-plated keys
  • Teflon-tipped stainless steel adjusting screws
  • High-quality cork pads on low C and above
  • High-quality bladder pad on low B key

Standard Keywork

  • Full conservatory key system handmade in the United States
  • Third octave key
  • Split plate half hole
  • B tab
  • A♭-B♭ trill key with A height adjustment
  • G#-A trill key
  • F# key tab
  • Left hand F key
  • F resonance mechanism
  • Assembly key C-D and B-C# trills
  • Low C-C# trill key
  • Split D ring mechanism
  • Articulated C# mechanism
  • Low B resonance key
  • Thumb rest with ring


  • Two XL bocals: Lengths 2 & 3 ~ Options: XL, or XP styles: Lengths 1, 2, and 3


  • Professional case
  • Aluminum tenon caps
  • Three-reed case
  • Silk swab
  • Cork grease
  • Screwdriver

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