Fox Model 450

One of the original Fox Professional oboes, the Model 450 offers advancing players a professional option with a plastic top joint, to avoid cracking, that is paired with a grenadilla lower joint and bell. This oboe utilizes Fox’s original bore and tone hole design and has standard full conservatory keywork. It is the perfect choice for schools and doublers who need a reliable instrument with a great sound and low maintenance.

Standard Features

  • High-quality plastic resin upper joint
  • Select grenadilla wood lower joint and bell
  • Nickel silver lined tenon sockets
  • Nickel silver caps for 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 pads on low B and B♭ keys

Standard Keywork

  • Full conservatory key system handmade in the United States
  • Third octave key
  • 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 with C-D and B-C♯trills
  • Split D ring mechanism
  • Low C-C♯trill key
  • Articulated C♯ mechanism
  • Low B♭ with vent key


  • High-quality professional case
  • Grenadilla tenon caps
  • Humidifier
  • Premium six-reed case
  • Care cloth
  • Silk swab
  • Cork grease
  • Screwdriver

Additional Options

  • Philadelphia high D key

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