Fox Model I Professional Bassoon


Sug ret: $28,500.00

Product Details

Symphony Bore (Long)

The model I bassoon is acoustically identical to the model II bassoon.  The difference between them is in the addition of ten rollers for the right and left hand thumbs.

Originally designed by Hugo Fox, for 27 years principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the long bore design can be identified by a very warm “round” tone, evenly balanced, with excellent intonation throughout the entire range.  The long bore design is the most secure of all bassoon designs.  Its tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts.

Fox long bore bassoons have been redesigned and continuously developed since 1970 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.  Long bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Corked Tenons.

Wood Options

  • Mountain Maple (shown)
  • 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 I

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 II and I are acoustically identical.  The difference between them is the ten additional thumb rollers added to the model I.


Tuning basis:  A:440

Each bassoon is tuned individually to a modified just scale, with ample flexibility to accommodate the most demanding requirements.


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.