A second hand Fox Model II professional bassoon for sale in lovely condition. This is one of the older Fox Model II instruments (1975), for which there is a considerable following owing to the resonant, free sound and great build quality.
The Fox Model II is one of Fox's long bore design professional level bassoons, meaning it has a fractionally narrower, longer bore for greater pitch and tonal stability.
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Here is what Fox have to say about this model:
the long bore design can be identified by a very warm "round" tone, evenly balanced, with excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is the most secure design and its tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts. Like all Fox bassoons, it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.
In particular this bassoon features:
- Lovely warm, round sound
- Excellent intonation and tonal stability
- Nickel plated keywork with some pitting to the plating in places but generally in great condition
- Varnish in very good condition
- Professional level keywork including high D and high E keys, right hand whisper key lock, alternate G#-F#Bb keys, C# and E-F# trills, six rollers including two for the right hand thumb
- Finger hole liners extending into the bore
- Well matched Fox crook/bocal
- High quality case
This bassoon has undergone a full overhaul by us, including full repad, professional set up, bore oil and much more, and is sold in outstanding playing condition.