Together with Fox Bassoons Australia founder, John Cran, we have been promoting and selling these fine quality instruments in Australia since the 1980s. The Fox and Renard bassoons range from basic models suitable for beginners, through to top professional-quality instruments. The bassoons shown here are our top-sellers but contact us to order any Fox or Renard model with any of the keywork options available.

Renard 222

Renard 222 entry level wooden bassoon. Fox’s high quality of materials and workmanship, at a very affordable price! Ideal for elementary to intermediate students.

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PRODUCT DETAILS
BORE – Long bore
BODY – Naturally aged maple. German bell (white ring). Body lock. Linings in the wing joint and small bore of boot joint
KEYWORK – Nickel silver key castings and machined key parts. Silver plating. Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water entering the tone holes. All posts set in epoxy resin and spring posts locked with screws. Full German-system keywork.
Wing joint: 3rd finger LH plateau key.
Long joint: Rollers on Eb and Db.
Boot joint: Rollers on F and Ab keys
CROOKS – No 2, C bore
ACCESSORIES – New-look Fox case; can be worn as a backpack. Handrest, reed, reedcase, seat strap. Pull-through cleaners, care cloth.

Fox 601D

Top-of-the-range fully-professional model. European mountain maple, German bell, extras including balance hanger and black leather Marcus Bonna case. Superb workmanship and beautiful rich sound. IN STOCK NOW!

Renard Artist Model 240D

Beautiful short-bore semi-pro model at our special discount price. Extras now include high E key, balance hanger, Ab-Bb trill key, rollers on low C and D keys. BACK IN STOCK SOON!

PRODUCT DETAILS

BORE: short bore

BODY: Aged Red Maple. French bell, Natural rubber linings in wing and small bore of boot. Nickel silver water tubes extending into bore. Joint lock. Corked tenons

KEYWORK: Full German system with silver plating. High D and E keys. LH whisper key lock. Alt low C plate. Ab – Bb trill key. Rollers for R little finger F and Ab. Rollers for L little finger Eb and Db. Rollers for R thumb Bb and F#. Rollers on low C and D keys. Crowned pancake key.

CROOKS: Double star R2 CTX Nos 2 and 3

ACCESSORIES: Marcus Bonna case, reedcase and reed, neck strap, seat strap, hand rest, balance hanger, pull-through cleaners, care cloth

Renard Model 222D

The perfect student wooden bassoon. Top quality craftsmanship at a very affordable price. Silver plated keywork, French bell ring, high D key, 3rd finger LH plateau key. Price now includes balance hanger.   BACK IN STOCK SOON  – BIG DISCOUNT!

PRODUCT DETAILS
BORE – Long bore
BODY – Naturally aged maple. French bell (metal ring). Body lock. Linings in the wing joint and small bore of boot joint
KEYWORK – Nickel silver key castings and machined key parts. Silver plating. Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water entering the tone holes. All posts set in epoxy resin and spring posts locked with screws. Full German-system keywork.
Wing joint: High D key. 3rd finger LH plateau key. LH piano key lock.
Long joint: Rollers on Eb and Db. Alt. low C plate (not shown in photo)
Boot joint: Rollers on F and Ab keys
CROOKS – Nos 1 and 2, double star CVX bore
ACCESSORIES – New-look Fox case; can be worn as a backpack. Handrest, reed, reedcase, seat strap, neck strap, balance hanger. Pull-through cleaners, care cloth.

Renard Model 51

Short-reach keywork design for younger students or those with small hands.Photos show modifications from Fox standard keywork. Durable polypropylene body. Ideal for primary or middle school music programs. IN STOCK NOW – BIG DISCOUNT!

PRODUCT DETAILS

BORE – long bore

BODY – Polypropylene. German bell (white ring). Body lock. Metal tubes extending into bore in finger holes on wing joint. Low palm guard replaces hand rest.

KEYWORK – Nickel silver key castings. Nickel plating. All posts set in epoxy. Spring posts locked with screws.

Wing joint: No high D octave key. 3rd finger LH plateau key to reduce finger stretch

Long joint: Eb and Db moved closer to other keys. Rollers on Eb and Db keys

Boot: No C# trill key. No thumb G#. No Bb trill key. Keys moved closer together to eliminate wide stretches. Rollers on F and Ab keys

CROOKS – Nos 1 and 2, C bore.

ACCESSORIES – New-look Fox case; can be worn as backpack. Reed, reedcase, seat strap. Pull-through cleaners, care cloth.

NB The Renard 51 is suitable for younger students whose hands are too small to play standard bassoon keywork. For general school use, the Renard 41 is the preferred option.

Renard Model 41

Ideal student instrument. Best choice for schools.Excellent tone and intonation. Durable polypropylene body. Plateau key for 3rd finger LH, overcoming what can be an awkward stretch. Take advantage of our discount price. IN STOCK NOW!  

PRODUCT DETAILS
BORE – Long bore
BODY – Polypropylene. German bell (white ring). Body lock. Metal tubes extending into bore in finger holes on wing joint.
KEYWORK – Nickel silver key castings and machined key parts. Nickel plating.  Full German-system keywork.
Wing joint: 3rd finger LH plateau key.
Long joint: Rollers on Eb and Db.
Boot joint: Rollers on F and Ab keys
CROOKS – Nos 1 and 2, C bore
ACCESSORIES – New-look Fox case; can be worn as a backpack. Handrest, reed, reedcase, seat strap. Pull-through cleaners, care cloth.