Fox Professional Model 800 Oboe

The Model 800 is a standard size professional wood oboe. Through small dimensional changes in the bore and tone holes, this oboe provides a bigger sound with more resonance, fullness and projection than its predecessor, the Fox Model 400. It offers advanced players the breadth and complexity of tone required for orchestral playing.

Standard Features

  • Select grenadilla body
  • Nickel silver lined tenon sockets
  • Nickel silver caps for lower tenon shoulders
  • Keywork made of nickel silver with heavy silver plating
  • Heavily silver plated posts, band and bell ring
  • Stainless steel arbors
  • Stainless steel wire springs
  • Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws
  • High quality cork pads on Low C and above
  • High quality bladder pads on Low B and B (flat) keys
  • Adjustable thumb rest

Standard Keywork

  • Full Conservatory System
  • Left hand F key
  • F resonance mechanism
  • F (sharp) key tab, B tab
  • Articulated C (sharp) mechanism
  • A (flat)-B (flat) trill key with A height adjustment
  • G (sharp)-A trill key, Low C-C (sharp) trill key
  • Assembly key C-D and B-C (sharp) trills
  • Low B (flat) key with bridge adjustment screw
  • Low B (flat) resonance vent
  • Third octave key
  • Split D ring mechanism


  • Hand-made French style professional case
  • Sheepskin lined case cover
  • Three-reed case, silk swab
  • Cork grease
  • Grenadilla tenon cork caps
  • Screwdriver


  • Fully Automatic Octave Key System
  • Philadelphia high D key
  • B-D Link
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