Fox Professional Model 601 Bassoon

The Model 601 was first offered by Fox Products in 1991. Designed to project a large, dark tone to meet the needs of soloists and orchestral players, it was the first fox design with thicker walls and larger tone holes. In addition, it has extra length in both the bass and wing joints to produce an even greater depth of sound and more powerful low register.

 

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Fox Model III Bassoon

The Fox Model III was introduced in 1970 and acoustically, it is patterend after the Fox Model II. Built from molded polypropylene and hand finished by Fox craftsmen, it is one of the most cosmetically pleasing plastic body bassoon. With the option for additional, more professional key work, this model is applealing to military bands, university music programs and individuals seeking a durable second instrument.

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Fox Professional Model 660 Bassoon

The Model 660 was first instroduced by Fox Products in 1992. Like the Model 601, it has thicker walls and larger tone holes but is made without the increased length. The result is a more singing flexible tenor register ideal for soloist and orchestral principal players.

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Fox Model IV Bassoon

The Fox Model IV was introduced in 1960 and acoustically, it is patterned after the Fox Model II. Built from molded polypropylene and hand finished by Fox craftsmen, it is one of the most cosmetically pleasing plastic body bassoons. With the option for additional, more professional key work, these models are applealing to military bands, university music programs and individuals seeking a durable second instrument.

 

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Fox Professional Model 201 Bassoon

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

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Fox Professional Model 680 Bassoon

The Model 680 is the newest professional bassoon from Fox. Designed for versatility, the 680 provides the most power and depth of all the 600 series bassoons and improves upon the singing, expressive tonal characteristics of the older designs. The 680 has a dark, concentrated, clear tone, as well as a vast dynamic range to meet the needs of the most discriminating professional in every application.

Standard Features

  • Select, aged Mountain or Red Maple body
  • French (metal ring) or German (white ring) bell
  • Natural rubber lining in the wing and small bore of the boot
  • Keywork made of nickel silver with heavy silver plating
  • Nickel silver water tubes extending into the bore
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Fox Professional Model II Bassoon

The grandfather of Fox bassoons, the Model II is a modern version of the original Fox design. Patterned after the bassoons played by Hugh Fox in the Chicago Symphony, the Model II features a round, clear, dark tone that blends well with other instruments.

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