For sale is a Relatively Recent Production (appx. 19945 Fox Professional Model 450 Oboe in Beautiful condition. This Oboe model features a Wood bottom joint and bell. It is made by hand in the same fashion as the model 400, but utilizes a resin top joint that is much easier to maintain than a wooden instrument with no risk of cracking even when exposed to inclement weather. The wooden bottom pieces improves the tone. It includes has all the bells and whistles, Including the Left F and Low Bb key, and others. Fox is known for making some of the best oboes available, and at this level of instrument, is very competitive with Loree. This instrument is Full Conservatory and is the most popular professional wood oboe models that Fox makes. It has many alternate keys and adjustments expected in a high end professional instrument, including the split Eb, left F key along with others. It includes a quieter mechanism due to the design and materials used. The wood body is in great condition overall. The grain on this instrument is particularly rich, and gives it a beautiful tone. Its keys are silver plated and really look great! The case is the original fox case. Photos below are of the instrument you will be receiving. This instrument retails for $6,800, take advantage of this great opportunity to own one at a fraction of the cost.
This is a true professional instrument. Unlike other fox renard models, this instrument is all handmade and hand-bored, giving it a superior response and intonation profile. It is in excellent condition. There are some scratches on instrument body. Silver plating on the keys is very shiny and has some stubborn tarnish and wear in a few spots. It does make a great visual impression. Also included is a nice hard case pictured. In addition to the Oboe, you will receive a new reed, swab, and tube of cork grease: everything you need to get started and take good care of your new
- Fox Quality, Made in the USA
- Beautiful Silver Plating
- Professional Grade Instrument
- All-Wood Instrument
- Nice Hard Case