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 – $8,275.00
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.
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. BACK IN STOCK SOON!
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. IN STOCK NOW – BIG DISCOUNT!
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 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. SOLD
Manufactured In the Czech Republic, these instruments are very well engineered, highly innovative in design, have a lovely smooth, even sound, and are very reasonably priced. Each individual instrument is thoroughly tested by Peter Musson. Key heights and spring pressures are precisely adjusted for maximum playing ease and every pad is tested for 100% airtightness. A complete range of spare parts (hand rests, bell rings, bocals, screws, pads, etc) is in stock and repairs and servicing can be carried out promptly.
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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.
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.
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.
Marcus Bonna crocodile leather bassoon case – $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!
Designed to enable the use of a seat strap where there is no hole in the bassoon’s boot cup. This ring is adjustable and fits around any bassoon boot cup. The seat strap just hooks into the ring. Suits any brand of bassoon.
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.
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.
We supply the full range of Fox parts and accessories. POA
Fox type C crook – $398.75
Entry level Fox C Crooks (Bocals) are manufactured from nickel silver with silver plating. C bocals are available in lengths 1, 2 or 3, with 1 being the shortest. If you do not know the length you need, the #2 is probably your best place to start. Fox C crooks are popular as a replacement crook for school use with most bassoons.
The Fox T Crook (Bocal) has now replaced the CVX and CTX crooks. The T crook helps favour the upper partials of the bassoon sound to produce greater flexibility and easy, expressive performance, especially in the high register. The T crooks are available in lengths 1, 2 and 3, with #1 being the shortest length. The T crooks are manufactured from nickel silver with silver plating.
The Fox B Crook (Bocal) has now replaced the CVC and CTC crooks. The Fox B crook helps favour the lower partials of the bassoon sound to produce greater depth, more power, and a lyrical, dark tone. Fox B crooks are available in lengths 1, 2 and 3, with #1 being the shortest length. The B crooks are manufactured from nickel silver with silver plating.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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 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.
Australia's bassoon specialists! Musson Bassoon Reeds was established by Peter and Joanna Musson in 1979. Peter has many decades of experience as a professional bassoonist. His knowledge and expertise, combined with the finest German reed-making equipment, have resulted in the steady production of high quality bassoon reeds for our many customers around the world.