This Fox 222 long bore bassoon is a one-owner instrument made in 2008 and played for a short time in a college setting. The tone is lush and vibrant. It has a particularly focused and free sound through the octaves.
We just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play tested this bassoon here in our shop and it’s ready to play in every way. This instrument is like getting a new one at a great discount and would work well for students, advanced students, doublers, and adult enthusiasts.
The maple wood body is in near mint condition with only a repaired rub area at the connection between wing and long joint. The original finish from Fox is in excellent condition.
The German system silver plated keywork system is shiny, clean, and has just been oiled.
This bassoon features metal tone hole inserts, lined wing joint, lined small bore on boot, new style in-line body lock, covered third finger hole left hand which is removable, crutch, and crutch assembly. It has high D, 4 rollers, and a right-hand whisper key lock.
The original Fox C #2 bocal is in excellent condition. An excellent condition Heckel CE #2 is included. The original Fox integral case with backpack straps is in near-mint condition.