Fox Model 680 Bassoon
Designed for versatility, the 680 provides the most power and depth of all the 600 series bassoons while it expands and improves upon the singing, expressive tonal characteristics of the older design. Fox Model 680 has the dark, concentrated, clear tone and great dynamic range to meet the needs of the most selective professional bassoonist.
All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore on the boot joint. Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring as well as corked or string wrapped tenons.
European Mountain Maple
Special resonant finish in light mahogany with flamed tiger striping. Ebony finish available on request. 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. Spring posts are locked with screws.
All Fox bassoons are designed to be played at A:440 but can be turned higher with a combination of shorter bocals and higher pitched reeds.
Unless otherwise requested, the Model 680 comes standard with two *CVC* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.
Professional case and cover, neck strap, seat strap, wooden crutch, polishing cloth and silk swab.
High A Bridge to Whisper Key
Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
Left Hand Whisper Key Lock
High F Key
Two Piece Bass Joint
A(flat)/B(flat) Trill Key
E(flat) Trill Key
Rollers for Right and Left Hand Thumbs