Fox Renard Artist 240 Bassoon

Price: $11,690.00
SKU:  ^240
Out of stock, available to order

It’s the ultimate advanced student bassoon. Mechanically it has all the extras that any advanced student might need, including a high E key, and a whisper key lock, among other things. The short bore design provides the tone, flexibility and resonance that would otherwise be found only in professional models. Indeed, many professionals find this model well suited to their needs.

Introduced in 1994, the Renard 240 is based on the short bore design of the Fox model 201 bassoon. It features a tone quality that is more “open” than the long bore. It is voiced to permit the performer to open up and “sing” in the solo register. Its tone quality lends itself to solo performance. Frequently chosen by aspiring bassoonists, it has also been utilized in symphony orchestras around the world.

  • Body: Red Maple, short bore, selected for tone quality, naturally aged in Fox facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. French bell (metal ring) is standard. Body Lock.
  • Finish: Acrylic Enamel
  • Mechanism: Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system with additional high D and high E keys. Ring key for wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat) D(flat); right thumb B(flat) and F(sharp) in combination with a crowned E key. B(flat) guard. Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts locked with screws.
  • Intonation: Designed to be played at A:440 but can be tuned higher with a combination of shorter bocals and higher pitched reeds.
  • Bocals: The Model 240 comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.
  • Accessories: Premium artist case with cover, neck strap, crutch, two drop swabs, seat strap.

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