Bassoons

Fox Bassoons Australia – Bassoons for sale

Fox Bassoons Australia

Together with Fox Bassoons Australia founder, John Cran, we have been promoting and selling these fine quality bassoons in this country since the 1980s. The Fox and Renard bassoons range from basic models suitable for beginners, through to top professional-quality instruments. The models shown here are our best-sellers but contact us to order any Fox or Renard model with any of the keywork options available. We also support your purchase by offering periodic servicing and supplying Fox parts and accessories, as required.

Renard Model 51 – $7,700.00

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 school music programs. IN STOCK NOW – BIG DISCOUNT!

Renard Model 41 – $8,250.00

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. IN STOCK NOW!

Renard 222 – $8,800.00

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. IN STOCK NOW!

Renard Model 222D – $10,175.00

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!

Renard Artist Model 240D – $15,850.00

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. IN STOCK NOW!

Fox 601D – $42,680.00

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!

Second-hand bassoons

2nd-hand Lafleur bassoon – $1,950.00

2nd-hand Lafleur bassoon, good condition, plays well. Price includes new smart, easy to carry Tom and Will gig bag. Also included: new leather cup style Kolbl seat strap.

2nd-hand Renard 222D – $6,995.00

2nd-hand Renard 222D bassoon. Price includes dark blue Marcus Bonna case and balance hanger. Some minor deterioration to the surface of the silver plating in places, otherwise in excellent condition.

Renard 222D bassoon 2nd-hand – $7,995.00

2nd-hand Renard bassoon model 222D. Very good condition. Fully serviced. Price includes black Marcus Bonna case. SOLD

Renard 41 bassoon, 2nd-hand – $4,500.00

Renard 41, 2nd-hand Very good condition, fully serviced. SOLD

2nd-hand Renard 222 Bassoon – $7,000.00

2nd-hand Renard 222. Very good condition, fully serviced. With hard case and No 2 C Fox crook. SOLD

Renard Artist model 240D, second-hand – $11,250.00

2nd-hand Renard Artist Model 240D in near-new condition. SOLD

2nd-hand Renard 222 with added High D key – $7,700

2nd-hand Renard 222 with high D key. Very good condition.  SOLD

2nd-hand Renard Artist Model 240D – $11,000.00

2nd-hand Renard Artist Model 240D. Semi-pro bassoon with lovely tone, in excellent condition. Left-hand whisper key lock, high E key. De Luxe case, case cover with large pocket for music. Suitable for advanced/tertiary student or serious community player. Great opportunity at this price. SOLD

2nd-hand Puchner Jubilee Bassoon – $16,500.00

2nd-hand Puchner Jubilee model bassoon. Excellent condition, full rich tone, good intonation. Includes Marcus Bonna case. A professional level, German-made bassoon at an affordable price.  SOLD

All prices include GST and are quoted in Australian dollars. Contact us for GST-free prices for schools.

For further information, or to try these fine instruments, please contact us.

Reeds and cane

Reeds and cane

Since 1979, we have been making our bassoon reeds for many customers around the world. For your convenience, we now also stock finest quality European-made contrabassoon  and baroque bassoon reeds.

Student bassoon reeds

Fagottino – $30.00

Attractive colours. Light and easy to blow. Narrower shape. Smaller bore to fit fagottino crook.

Bassoon reeds

Kool Reeds – $30.00

Easy-blowing reeds suitable for beginners, or those preferring a light reed

MS – $33.00

Medium-soft, burgundy binding

M – $33.00

Medium, yellow binding

MK – $33.00

Medium strength, bright sound, red binding.

MH – $33.00

Medium-hard. New binding colour: silver.

Contrabassoon Reeds – $44.00

Finest quality German-made contrabassoon reeds. Medium strength.

Baroque Bassoon Reeds – $46.75

Baroque Bassoon Reeds. High-quality, European-made

Prepared cane

For those who like to make their own reeds.

Cane: gouged, shaped, profiled and scored – $5.50

Gouged, shaped, profiled and scored cane, ready to make up into your own reeds

All prices GST inclusive and quoted in Australian dollars. Export orders deduct 10% GST. Handling charge of $12.00 per order applies. Additional charges for express delivery or overseas postage.

Accessories

Bassoon accessories

Cases

Marcus Bonna bassoon cases – $705.00

Amazingly compact, lightweight but strong, we believe this is the best bassoon backpack on the market.(Bassoon is for illustrative purposes only.) Can be worn as a backpack or with the new single shoulder strap option. Plastic rain cover included. IN STOCK NOW: black, red, wine, dark blue, turquoise, brown. 

Tom and Will Gig Bag – $325.00

Smart, well-designed and easy to carry, this soft gig bag weighs just 1.72kg. Colours available: grey, dark blue or burgundy. IN STOCK NOW.

Marcus Bonna leather bassoon cases – $965.00

Make the ultimate statement with this eye-catching crocodile leather case! (for those concerned about threatened species, this is crocodile-patterned only) Can be worn as a backpack or with the new single shoulder strap option. Plastic rain cover included. IN STOCK NOW!

Kolbl Bassoon Case – $440.00

German-made Kolbl bassoon case, hard shell, can be worn as a back pack. Black, with small Fox logo. Special price.

Reed Case for 6 Reeds – $92.95

Wooden reed case. Holds 6 reeds on tapered mandrel tips. Side airholes for ventilation. Colour choice: maple or mahogany.

Reed case for three reeds – $27.50

Elegant case with black imitation leather cover

Rico Bassoon Reed Case – $20.00

Rico reed case for 5 bassoon reeds. Airtight, self-regulates humidity. Includes 2-way humidity control pack.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE: $20

RICO Humidity Control Pack 73% – $5.50

Replacement RICO 73% humidity control pack for RICO reed case.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE 

Leather tool-case – $33.00

Black leather tool case, roll-up style. A convenient way to carry your most important reed tools. Usually selling for $49.50, now at a SPECIAL PRICE  of $33 

Crook case for 4 crooks – $64.95

Protec crook case for up to 4 crooks. Keep your valuable crooks safe in this case, which fits into external pockets on most bassoon cases/gig bags.

Stands

Folding Bassoon Stand – 255.00

Lightweight and compact but sturdy. No removable screws or pins.

Contra Bassoon Stand – $220.00

Contrabassoon Stand

Straps and Harnesses

Leather Seat Strap for Bassoon – $22.00

Black leather seat strap with hook

BG Leather Seat Strap, adjustable – $55.95

High quality leather strap. Easy to adjust to exactly the right length.

Zappatini ‘Easy’ Bassoon Harness – $125.00

Zappatini ‘Easy” Harness. Distributes weight evenly across the shoulders. Made in Switzerland. (Photo show harness used with saxophone but is equally suitable for bassoon)

Zappatini Synthesis Harness – $150.00

Swiss designed and made. This harness enables freedom of movement, correct posture and unrestricted breathing. Suitable for both male and female bassoonists. Available in black or white, standard, small and large.

Protec Harness – $50.95

Protec A317 deluxe padded bassoon harness. Comfortable and easy to adjust.

BG Bassoon Harness, small – $59.95

High quality harness, made in France. Ideal for children.

Cleaning Cloths

Silk Pull-through Bassoon Cleaner – 36.30

Highly absorbent, goes through wing and boot joints. Available in black or purple.

BG Cleaning Swab – $66.95

Made from bamboo/silk, this pull-through cleans both the wing and boot joints.

BG Care Glove, microfibre – $20.95

Remove dirt and fingerprints from your bassoon after playing with this easy-to-use care glove from BG.

Misc.

Balance Hanger for Bassoon – $110

Balance hanger will fit Fox/Renard and most other brands. Simple screw fitting with no requirement to drill hole into bassoon body. Balances the instrument when using a harness or neck strap, taking weight off the left hand.

Disinfectant for Reeds – $7.15

Disinfectant solution for reeds. Easy to use and highly effective against bacteria, viruses and mould. Made in Germany. Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-corrosive, no alcohol.

Cork Grease – $5.50

Cork grease (stick)

Fox Bassoon Accessories

We supply the full range of Fox parts and accessories. POA

All prices GST inclusive and quoted in Australian dollars.

Tools

Reed-making tools and accessories

We supply reed-making tools and accessories from Georg Rieger and Reeds ‘n Stuff.

Contact us to discuss your requirements or view our product range below.

Tools

Tool Kit A – $460.00

Adjust your reeds using Tool Kit A:leather tool case containing pliers, spiral reamer, diamond-coated reamer, scraping knife, mandrel, reed tongue and sandpaper.

Tool Kit B – $305.00

Add Tool Kit B to make up your own reeds from blanks: long forming mandrel, brass wire, trimming knife, binding thread, glue, drying board, easel, cutting block, plus 20 pieces of gouged, shaped, profiled and scored cane. Includes container.

Leather tool-case – $33.00

Black leather tool case, roll-up style. A convenient way to carry your most important reed tools. Usually selling for $49.50, now at a SPECIAL PRICE  of $33 

Oboes

Oboes

Renard Artist 335 Oboe – $5,445.00

The Renard Artist Model 335 is the all-grenadilla version of Fox’s most popular intermediate oboe. This model is known for its outstanding tone quality, resonance, intonation and durability. The addition of a third octave key and Bb vent to the standard keywork make this model ideal for advancing musicians as they grow in both sound production and technical facility. SPECIAL  AUSTRALIAN INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Renard Protege Model 333 Oboe – $4,365.00

The Renard Protege Model 333 is an ideal instrument for beginning oboe players. its excellent tone quality, resonance and intonation satisfy the most discerning students, parents and teachers. Fox’s well-known robust and reliable keywork, along with a durable plastic resin body, ensure the oboe will have a long life and perform reliably in any environment. SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN INTRODUCTORY PRICE
Music & Books

Music & Books

Music

66 Great Tunes for Bassoon – $34.95

66 Great Tunes arranged for Bassoon by Mark Walton. A wonderful selection of great music in easy-to-play arrangements. Composers range from Bach to Joplin. Includes piano accompaniment sheet music on CD, ready to print out. Used extensively in the AMEB bassoon syllabus.

The Tenor Clef – $35.20

The Tenor Clef by William R Higgins. Bassoon parts frequently employ the tenor clef so learning this clef is a must for bassoon students. This book features Weissenborn and Verroust studies, rewritten in tenor clef, to aid students in understanding and reading this clef.

Books

Tips and Tricks for Bassoon Reeds – $38.50

Tips and Tricks for Bassoon Reeds by Holger Simon and Johann Rieger. Expert advice on how to blow-in, adjust, scrape and generally care for your reeds.Excellent illustrations throughout.

The Contra-Bassoon – $46.75

The Contra-Bassoon, A guide to Performance, by Cornelia Anderson Biggers. A very informative book with chapters on posture and equipment, fingering, tone production, reeds, instrument repair and performance problems.

The Art of Bassoon Playing – $33.65

The Art of Bassoon Playing by William Spencer, revised by Frederick Mueller. First published in 1958, this book remains the best source of information on how to play the bassoon. Invaluable for students, it also provides essential information for non-bassoon-playing music teachers to help them guide their students correctly.

Specials

Specials

2nd-hand Lafleur bassoon – $1,950.00

2nd-hand Lafleur bassoon, good condition, plays well. Price includes new smart, easy to carry Tom and Will gig bag. Also included: new leather cup style Kolbl seat strap.

2nd-hand Renard 222D – $6,995.00

2nd-hand Renard 222D bassoon. Price includes dark blue Marcus Bonna case and balance hanger. Some minor deterioration to the surface of the silver plating in places, otherwise in excellent condition.

Kolbl Bassoon Case – $440.00

German-made Kolbl bassoon case, hard shell, can be worn as a back pack. Black, with small Fox logo. Special price.

Rico Bassoon Reed Case – $20.00

Rico reed case for 5 bassoon reeds. Airtight, self-regulates humidity. Includes 2-way humidity control pack.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE: $20

RICO Humidity Control Pack 73% – $5.50

Replacement RICO 73% humidity control pack for RICO reed case.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE 

Leather tool-case – $33.00

Black leather tool case, roll-up style. A convenient way to carry your most important reed tools. Usually selling for $49.50, now at a SPECIAL PRICE  of $33 

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