Naturally cured oil varnish in light mahogany or ebony to enhance the reflections of the flamed maple. Silver plated keys and trim.
18% nickel silver key castings. Nickel silver hinges and machined parts. Full German system with High D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, Ab and Db, right thumb Bb, E, F#, G#, left thumb whisper key, C#, low D and low C. 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 are set with epoxy and spring posts are locked with screws.
Flamed Yugoslavian Mountain Maple (two other woods available), all woods naturally aged in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white ring) or French bell (metal ring).
Deluxe round cornered case with case cover, neck strap, wooden crutch, silk swab, seat strap.
Each Bassoon is tuned individually to the stroboscope to A-440 for the entire range of the instrument.
Numbers 2 and 3 *CVX* Bore. (Choice of 2, option of lengths 0 through 4.)
Within one year, the instrument may be returned to the factory for complete overhaul, with costs limited to freight and parts.
Freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality and projection that will satisfy the requirement of the most discriminating performers.
Originally designed by Hugo Fox, for 27 years principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Redesigned in 1970 with higher resonance levels, and now manufactured under the personal supervision of Alan Fox.