Introduced in 1971, the Renard Model 222 bassoon's long bore design can be identified by its very warm "round" tone, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range. The reasonable price and durable wooden body make this instrument a popular choice for new bassoonists and school music programs looking to add a wooden bodied instrument to their bassoon section.
The body is made of Maple, selected for maximum durability and naturally aged in our own facilities. Durable synthetic linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. German bell (white ring). A body lock is included. The finish is Acrylic Enamel. The mechanism is made of nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system. Additional high D key available as an option. Plateau key on wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water from entering the tone holes. All posts set in epoxy and spring posts are locked with screws. Individually hand tuned to A-440 pitch with maximum resonance and projection. Includes your choice of any 2 Fox C bocals.
Accessories include a fine plush-lined case, 2 reeds, neck strap, crutch, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.
• C Tone Hole Liner
• Cork Tenons
• Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type I
• High D Key
• Ring Key, Left Hand Third Finger
• B(flat) Guard
• C(sharp) Trill Key Guard
• Bassoon Palm Guard
• Balance Hanger
Within one year, the instrument may be returned to the factory for fine tuning, acoustical adjustment, and mechanical servicing, with costs limited to freight and parts.
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