Fox Model 101 Professional Bassoon


Sug ret: $28,500.00

Product Details

Symphony Bore (Short)

Accoustically, the 101 is identical to the model 201 bassoon.  The difference between them is in the addition of ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs.

Introduced in 1968, the short bore design features a tone quality that is more “open” than long bore models.  It is voiced to permit the performer to open up and “sing” in the solo register, and its tone quality lends itself to solo performance.

Fox Short Bore bassoons were designed and developed under the supervision of Alan Fox in conjunction with prominent bassoonists in major symphony orchestras.  Like all Fox bassoons, it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.


All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities.  Short bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint.  Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring.  Corked Tenons.

Wood Options

  • Mountain Maple (pictured)
  • Red Maple


Special resonant finish in light mahogany with flamed tiger striping.  Ebony finish available on request.  Silver plated keys and trim.


Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts.  Full German system with high D and E keys.  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.  Spring posts are locked with screws.

Additional Mechanism for Model 101

Right thumb rollers on B(flat), E, F(sharp), and G(sharp).  Left thumb rollers for whisper key, C(sharp), Low D and Low C.

Models 201 and 101 are acoustically identical.  The difference between them is the ten additional thumb rollers added to the model 101.


Each bassoon is tuned individually to a modified just scale, with ample flexibility to accommodate the most demanding requirements.  The design is very flexible and may be used as high as A:443.


2 professional bocals included.  Unless otherwise requested, the standard bocals will include #2 and #3 lengths, *CVX* bore, silver plated.


Deluxe round corned case with case cover, neck strap, wooden crutch, silk swab and seat strap.


 New Instruments come with a 2 Year Leonards Music Warranty - Covers all maintenance and adjustments.  Does not cover damage.