We have just finished overhauling this instrument. We ended up replacing all the pads on this bassoon, and now it plays cleanly and evenly up and down. This is a great high end pre-professional bassoon, and because of the high quality fox design, you will find that it will play better than most other brands, and the Fox 220 is one of the best pre-professional models they offer. The Tenon connectors are a mix of cork and wax thread wrappings.
Cosmetically, this instrument is in great condition, and was taken care of. There is some wear on the plating, even after polishing, but for a used instrument it looks pretty nice. Some knicks and dings are present on each piece of the instrument. There are some engraved numbers on the metal bands that were done by the previous owner. The photos speak for themselves. This instrument plays great, and now looks good too. The case is in nice condition and Also included is a silk swab, seat strap, hand crutch, and reed. Please ask any questions about this instrument, we are happy to help.
- Quality Fox Bassoon, Made in the USA
- Long Bore Instrument
- High D and High E Keys Added
- Includes Case
- Includes Fox Bocal