Fox Bassoon Model 601

The demand for power by modern orchestras prompted the introduction in 1991 of the Model 601 bassoon, which featured thicker walls than earlier designs. This results in longer, larger, more resonant tone holes, and a tone quality that is bigger, yet slightly less concentrated than the short or long bore models. The Model 601 is the longer version and is slightly flatter with a warmer tone quality. It is somewhat more work to play, but it delivers more power when pushed, yet can easily handle soft attacks. It was designed and developed under the supervision of Alan Fox in conjunction with prominent bassoonists in major symphony orchestras. Like all Fox bassoons, it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.

Tiger Striped European Mountain Maple, all wood naturally aged in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white ring) or French bell (metal ring).

Naturally cured varnish in light mahogany or ebony to enhance the reflections of the maple. Silver plated keys and trim.

Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts. Full German system with high D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. All spring posts are locked with screws.

Wood Options
• Black Maple
• Big Leaf Maple
• Red Maple