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 wax thread wrappings for added strength and durability.
Cosmetically, this instrument is in good condition. There is some wear on the plating, even after polishing, but for a used instrument it looks pretty nice. There are nicks and dings present on each piece of the instrument. You will notice the wood on the bass joint tenons are a darker color – the tenons were professionally replaced by a previous owner of this instrument. And the technician chose to use a stronger more durable Grenadilla wood for those tenon replacements. This repair was completed with very high quality and the instrument plays as well as it did when it left the factory. This instrument plays great, and now looks good too. Also included is a silk swab, seat strap, hand crutch, and reed. Please ask any questions about this instrument, we are happy to help. A Bocal is included with this instrument in very good condition as well.
- Quality Fox Bassoon, Made in the USA
- Long Bore Instrument
- High D and High E Keys Added
- Includes Case
- Includes Fox Bocal