Fox Model II Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long)

Patterned after the bassoons played by Hugo Fox in the Chicago Symphony, the Model II is ideal for use in chamber music as well as orchestal bassoon parts. It feaures a round, clear, dark tone that blends well with other instruments.


All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities. Long bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring and Corked Tenons or String Wrapped Tenons.

Wood Options

  • European Mountain Maple
  • Red Maple


Special resonant finish in light mahogany with flamed tiger striping. Ebony finish available on request. Silver plated keys and trim.


Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts. Full German system with high D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat) and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts are locked with screws.


All Fox bassoons are designed to be played at A:440 but can be turned higher with a combination of shorter bocals and higher pitched reeds.


Unless otherwise requested, Model II comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.


Professional case and cover, neck strap, seat strap, wooden crutch, polishing cloth and silk swab.

Popular Options

  • High A Bridge to Whisper Key
  • Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Left Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • High F Key
  • Two Piece Bass Joint
  • A(flat)/B(flat) Trill Key
  • E(flat) Trill Key
  • Additional Rollers

Please refer to Professional Bassoon Options for a full list of options.