Fox Bassoons

Fox Model 601 Bassoon

Thick Wall (Long)

The Fox Model 601 bassoon was first offered in 1991. Designed to produce a bigger, dark tone to meet the needs of soloists and orchestral players, it was the first Fox instrument with thicker walls and larger, longer tone holes. In addition, it has extra length in both the bass and wing joints to produce a greater depth of sound and a more powerful low register while increasing the resistance in the tenor.

Fox Model 660 Bassoon

Thick Wall (Short)

The Model 660 bassoon was introduced by Fox Products in 1992. Like the model 601, it has a thick wall and larger, longer tone holes but without the increase in length on the bass and wing joints. The result is a singing, flexible, less resistant tenor register ideal for soloists and Principal orchestral players. 

Fox Model 201 Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Short)

First offered in 1968, the Fox Model 201 was designed for Principal players who prefer maximum flexibility and sonority in the upper rgister.  Favoring the middle and upper partials tonally, it is responsive and lends itself to expressive performance. This model is light and fits comfortably in the player's hands.

Fox Model 101 Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Short)

Accoustically, the Fox Model 101 is identical to the Model 201 bassoon with the difference of an additional ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs. Introduced in 1968, the short bore design features a tone quality that is more "open" than long bore models.

Fox Model I Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long)

Accoustically, the Fox Model I is identical to the Model II bassoon with the difference of an additional ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs. The long bore design can be identified by a warm "round" tone, evenly balanced wih excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It's tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts.

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.

Fox Model III Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long), Polypropylene Body

The Fox Model III was introduced in 1970 and acoustically, was patterned after the Fox Model II. Built from polypropylene with silver plated metal bands, it is the most cosmetically pleasing plastic body bassoon manufactured by Fox. With the option for additional, professional key work, the Model III is appealing to military bands, university music programs and individuals seeking a durable second instrument.

Fox Model IV Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long), Polypropylene Body

Introduced in 1960, the model IV was the original Fox plastic bassoon. Acoustically patterned after the Fox Model II, the Model IV is available with many professional key work options. The long bore design can be identified by its warm and round tone quality, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is appealing to military bands, university music programs and budget conscious purchasers for a first instrument.

Fox Model 680 Bassoon

Fox Products is pleased to introduce its newest professional bassoon, the Model 680. Designed for versatility, the 680 provides the most power and depth of all the 600 series bassoons while it expands and improves upon the singing, expressive tonal characteristics of the older design. Fox Model 680 has the dark, concentrated, clear tone and great dynamic range to meet the needs of the most selective professional bassoonist. 

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