Renard Artist Model 260 Bassoon

Introduced in 2013 and available in early 2014, the new Artist Model 260 was patterned after Fox Model 660. Built of red maple, the Model 260 can produce much of the power, depth and resonance that is characteristic of the Fox professional 600 series bassoons. The Model 260 is recommended for more advanced performers.

Artists model bassoons feature additional key work including High D and High E keys, a crowned pancake key with right thumb rollers on the B flat and F sharp spatulas, whisper key lock type one, B flat guard and body lock. 


Our 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, the Model 260 comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.


Premium artist case with cover, neck strap, crutch, two drop swabs, seat strap.


  • German Bell (White Bell Ring)
  • Corked Tenons
  • Slide Style or Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Plateau Key, Left Hand Third Finger
  • Bassoon Palm Guard
  • Balance Hanger
  • Professional Bassoon Case and Cover

Renard Model 222 Bassoon

Introduced in 1971, the reasonable price and durable wooden body makes the Renard Model 222 bassoon a popular choice for new bassoonists and school music programs looking to add a wood body instrument to their bassoon section. It can be ordered with standard short reach key work options for elementary and middle schools or key work for larger hands that is suitable for high schools. The Model 222 is easy to play and features the good intonation, even response and warm tone that Fox bassoons are best known for.


Renard Model 41 Bassoon

Polypropylene Body

An ideal instrument for middle school use or budget-conscious high schools. Good sound, excellent intonation, durable body and keywork. It's a perfect choice for college methods classes.


Renard Artist Model 220 Bassoon

Long Bore

The Artist Model 220 is built of black maple and acoustically, was patterned after the Fox Model II. A solid performer since its introduction in 1972, the Model 220 is a popular choice that features consistent response over the whole range, solid intonation and a warm even, tone. The lease expensive Artist Model, it is a great choice for students, hobbyists and schools.

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