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.

Body

Sugar Maple, long bore, selected for maximum durability and naturally aged in our own facilities. Durable synthetic linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. German bell (white ring). Body Lock.

Finish

Acrylic Enamel

Mechanism

Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system. Additional high D key available as an option. Plateau key on wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts locked with screws.

Intonation

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

Bocals

Unless otherwise requested, the Model 222 comes standard with two C bore bocals, #2 and #3 lengths.

Accessories

Standard case, neck strap, crutch, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.

Options

  • Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • High D Key
  • Ring Key, Left Hand Third Finger
  • B(flat) Guard
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