Originally introduced in the early 1960s, the Fox Model III
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 secure acoustical design and the durable, cosmetically pleasing
body make this a popular choice with military groups, university music
programs, schools, individuals seeking a second instrument, and first
time buyers interested in a high level of acoustical and cosmetic refinement
combined with durability.
The body is made of Polypropylene, hand finished, with silver plated reinforcing
bands resembling the wooden instruments. A body lock is standard.
The keywork is made of nickel silver with silver plating. Full German
system with high D key. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F,
A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore
in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints 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. Bocals included: Numbers 2 and 3, CVX Bore. (Choice of
any 2, option of lengths 0 through 4.)
Accessories include a premium artist case with case cover, neck strap,
crutch, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.
• Whisper Key Lock
• High A Bridge to Whisper Key
• Silver Plating
• Right and Left Thumb Roller
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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