PROFESSIONAL OBOE

Fox Model 450

One of the original Fox Professional oboes, the Fox 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. The 450 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 that is low maintenance.

Standard Features

  • Proprietary 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 keys, posts, bands, and bell ring
  • Stainless steel arbors and wire springs
  • 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
  • Assembly key with C-D and B-C♯ trills
  • Adjustable A♭-B♭ trill key
  • G♯-A trill key
  • F# key tab
  • Left hand F key
  • F resonance mechanism
  • Split D ring mechanism
  • Low C-C♯ trill key
  • Articulated C# mechanism
  • Low B♭ with vent key
  • Open hole B, A, G, E, and D keys

Additional Options

  • Philadelphia high D key

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