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.

Standard Features

  • Molded, hand finished polypropylene body
  • German style bell (white ring) 
  • Reinforcing bands at joints
  • Key work made of nickel silver with heavy silver plating
  • Nickel silver water tubes extending into the bore
  • Body lock

Standard Keywork

  • Full German Key System
  • High D key
  • Right hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers for right little finger F and A (flat)
  • Rollers for left little finger E (flat) and D (flat)


  • Two Professional Bocals: *CVX* R2 bocals; #2 & #3 lengths ~ Options: CVX, CVC, CTX, CTC styles; Lengths 0-4


  • Premium case with both shoulder and backpack straps
  • Two high quality bassoon reeds
  • Hand rest
  • Neck strap
  • Seat strap
  • Micro-fiber swabs for boot and wing
  • Care cloth

Popular Options

  • Balance Hanger
  • A (flat)-B (flat) trill key
  • E (flat) trill key
  • Left hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers for right thumb B (flat) and F (sharp)
  • Rollers for left thumb C (sharp), whisper key, Low C & D
  • High A bridge to whisper key
  • Plateau key

Please refer to Professional Bassoon Options for a full list of options.

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