Fox Model III in Polypropylene


The long bore III is Fox’s top level plastic body bassoon. Introduced in 1970 as an improvement over earlier models.
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The Fox model III is patterned after the model II and is built from molded polypropylene and hand finished by Fox craftsmen in Indiana. These are among the most cosmetically pleasing plastic body bassoons ever made. The difference between the model III and the Model IV is that the III has silver plated keywork, and the IV does not. Both models are excellent choices for university music programs, military bands, and players seeking a durable, great sounding backup instrument.


  • Molded, hand-finished polypropylene body
    German (white synthetic ivory) bell
    Reinforcing bands at joints (Model III)
    Nickel silver water tubes extending into the bore
    Body lock


  • Full German key system with silver plating
  • Rollers for right little finger F and A♭
  • Rollers for left little finger E♭ and D♭
  • Right hand whisper key lock, rotary style (Model III)
  • High D key


  • Two professional T bocals ~ #2 & #3 lengths


  • Premium case with shoulder and backpack straps
  • Two high-quality bassoon reeds
  • Hand rest
  • Neck strap
  • Seat strap
  • Microfiber swabs for boot and wing
  • Care cloth


  • Balance Hanger
  • A♭-B♭ trill key
  • E♭ trill key
  • Left hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers for right thumb B♭ and F♯
  • Rollers for left thumb C♯, whisper key, Low C & D
  • High A bridge to whisper key
  • Plateau key