This top of the line Fox pro bassoon was made in 2017 and is a one-owner instrument. It’s been played professionally and kept in excellent condition.
A “hybrid” bore bassoon, the Fox Model 685 was created to combine the power and depth of “thick wall” bassoons with the singing, flexible, and expressive tonal characteristics of the original Fox bassoons. The Model 685 is a modern bassoon with a powerful and stable tone throughout the entire range of the instrument. This bassoon features updated tone-hole locations to facilitate more reliable pitch centers.
Brian Charles just cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and play-tested this bassoon here in our shop and it’s ready to play in every way.
The select tiger-striped mountain maple wood body is in excellent condition with minor wear and no issues.
The silver keywork is clean, newly oiled, and has no issues.
This bassoon features 12 rollers. It has an offset high E and F mechanism, little finger whisper key mechanism, two-piece bass joint, balance hanger, rotary right-hand whisper key lock, thumb Ab/Bb trill key, right hand Eb trill with offset C# trill mechanism, crowned pancake key. A Fox pro crutch and crutch bracket are installed.
The silver Fox *CVC* #2 R2 bocal and the Trofimov “straight bend” TSR bocal are both in excellent condition.
The original Fox compact case with shoulder and backpack straps is in excellent condition.