£4,750.00Available

Delivery costs will be calculated at checkout

For sale, a Fox Model IV professional bassoon in great condition, with a short reach key for easier reach. The Fox Model IV is made from specially formulated polypropylene, which resonates in a similar way to maple wood.

The Model IV is based acoustically on the Fox Model II professional maple bassoon, and has the same nice sound. Like the Model II it 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.

The bassoon has had some minor modifications which don't really affect how it feels or works in our opinion - the left thumb keys have been shortened slightly (we have bent them forward a bit so it now makes little difference) and the whisper key touch for the left hand has been lengthened slightly (we tried it and it made no real noticeable difference when playing it). There is a small amount of nickel plating missing as a result, which could be fixed later if required at cost.

The Model IV brings similar outstanding tone quality and playing characteristics as their other top level professional instruments, but at a much more affordable price point. They are often used by professional players as secondary instruments and for playing outdoors, but are great bassoons for general use too.

In particular this bassoon features:

    • A rich, free blowing and refined sound with easy high notes
    • The same outstanding intonation found on all professional Fox bassoons
    • Polypropylene body in excellent condition
    • Nickel plating in very good condition, except for some areas on the touch pieces where the keywork has been adjusted slightly by a previous owner
    • Very good level of keywork including high D and high E keys, five rollers including one for the right hand thumb F# (very useful), alternate right hand 3rd finger Bb, alternate right hand little finger F#, alternate right hand thumb G#/Ab, C# trill, E-F# trill, high A whisper key bridge, short reach key for left hand third finger to make it easier
    • Balance hanger to take the weight off the left arm when used with a sling or harness
    • Dutch leg rest to support the bassoon on the right hand leg
    • Elegant Fox spectacled key guard on boot joint to help stop clothes getting caught in the Bb and F# keys
    • Fox crook
    • Gig bag in good condition

This bassoon has been serviced by us and is sold in outstanding playing condition.

Commission sale on behalf of a private owner.

£4,750.00Available

Delivery costs will be calculated at checkout