For sale, a Fox 201 bassoon in great condition. The 201 model has long been Fox's most popular short bore professional bassoon. The Fox 201 range has been tried, tested and widely loved by professional players worldwide for decades. This particular instrument was made in 1977 and is of high build quality. There is a significant following for older Fox professional bassoons thanks to their even, resonant sound and easy playing characteristics. This is a great soloist orchestral instrument but also versatile in other settings.
Given that the new price for a professional Fox bassoon is nearly £30,000, these older pro Fox bassoons are exceptional value for money (and they sound great!)
This bassoon features:
- A lovely even sound
- Great intonation
- Extra flexibility with the short bore design
- Solid projection with a good dynamic range
- Silver plated keywork in great condition
- Original varnish in generally very good condition
- German style bell ring
- A good level of keywork including high D key, right hand whisper key lock, extra low C key, C# trill, E-F# trill, alternate Bb-Ab-F# keys, four rollers, high A bridge
- Three Fox crooks
- Original Fox hard case (the new owner may wish to upgrade this - ask for options)
This bassoon has been completely overhauled by Double Reed Ltd. including full re-pad, new corks and felts, bore and key oil and much more and is sold in optimal playing and cosmetic condition.
Commission sale on behalf of a private owner.