Introduced in 1971, the Renard Model 222 bassoon's long bore design can be identified by its very warm "round" tone, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range. The reasonable price and durable wooden body make this instrument a popular choice for new bassoonists and school music programs looking to add a wooden bodied instrument to their bassoon section.
Maple, selected for maximum durability and naturally aged in our own facilities. Durable synthetic linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. German bell (white ring). Body lock.
Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system. Additional high D key available as an option. Plateau key on wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water from entering the tone holes. All posts set in epoxy and spring posts are locked with screws.
C Tone Hole Liner
Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type I
High D Key
Ring Key, Left Hand Third Finger
C(sharp) Trill Key Guard
Bassoon Palm Guard