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About Us

 

Musician Involvement


 

The Little Things Matter


Who understands the qualities a musician is looking for in an instrument better than other musicians? We are committed to providing instruments that meet your needs. That’s why we enlist top artists in the industry to assist our R&D team. Musicians are involved in almost every step of our process, including play testing each instrument, so you receive the quality you deserve.
 
  We age our own wood. We plate our own keys. We mount keys by hand from parts that we make. We do the little things ourselves to ensure that your instrument is designed to play the way it was intended. And the best part? The instruments in our Renard line are made with the same care and attention to detail as our professional models. This allows us to deliver the same high-quality standards that have become expected of Fox, regardless of the instrument's price tag.
 
 

1949

Founded

 

130

Employees

South Whitley, IN, USA

Headquarters

 

The World's Largest

Bassoon manufacturer

2,500+

Instruments sold each year
 

30+

Models available



From Our Hands to Yours

We pride ourselves on hand-crafting every bassoon, contra, oboe, and English horn so that each instrument is truly passed from our hands to yours. 

  • Superior Design

    Our models are specifically designed to provide clear intonation, colorful sound, and responsive key work that can only be found on Fox instruments.
  • Quality Materials

    The wood used for our instruments is carefully hand-selected, aged, and cured in order to achieve the greatest tone and resonance.
  • Expert Craftsmanship

    Our skilled craftspeople precisely manufacture each instrument in order to accentuate the tonal qualities unique to each model.
  • Unparalleled Keywork Options

    We offer an unrivaled amount of keywork options on our bassoons, allowing musicians to select an instrument that is customized to work optimally with their unique style of playing.

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  • An Instrument for Everyone

    With many models having their own unique characteristics, we truly offer an instrument for everyone.

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Our Story

Founder Hugo Fox played bassoon for the Chicago Symphony for almost 30 years. While in the symphony, he wanted to improve the instrument that he loved and envisioned a high-quality bassoon made entirely in the United States. After retiring in 1949, he returned home to make that vision a reality. Today, we continue to embrace Hugo's commitment to excellence while keeping production in the same location on the Fox family farm in South Whitley, Indiana, USA.

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Whether you picked up a bassoon for the first time yesterday or you've been playing in orchestras for years, we have an instrument just for you!   Already have an instrument and looking for accessories? Check out our online store!
 
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