Originally introduced in 1965, the Fox Model IV 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 body material make this an economical choice for schools, university music programs, and individuals seeking a second instrument. Budget conscious purchasers of a first instrument also find this a popular choice.
The body is made of Polypropylene, hand finished. A body lock is included. The mechanism is made of nickel silver keys with nickel plating. Full German system with high D key. Ring key for 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. Each instrument is individually hand tuned to A-440 pitch with maximum resonance and projection. Two bocals are included: Numbers 1 and 2, CVX Bore.
Accessories include a fine, plush-lined case, 2 reeds, neck strap, crutch, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.
• Whisper Key Lock
• Silver Plating
• High A Bridge to Whisper Key
• Right and Left Thumb Roller
Repair/Warranty Policy 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. parts.
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