A bassoon for the committed, advancing student.
- Key of C
Black maple body
Full German system plus high D and E keys
Linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint
French bell (metal ring)
Nickel silver keys with silverplating
Ring key for wing joint third finger hole
Rollers on F, Ab, Eb, Db
Right thumb Bb and F#, in combination with a crowned E key
A-440 tuning plus or minus one cent
Flexible design may be used as high as A-443 Includes case, cover, and #2 and #3 CVX bore bocals
Fox Renard Model 220 Bassoon
The Renard Model 220 bassoon is mechanically identical to the Renard Model 240 bassoon. The tonal warmth and scale of the long bore gives a good choice between the 240 and the 220. The secure performance and superior intonation of the long bore design will provide excellent performance for advancing school bassoonists.
Introduced in 1972, the Renard 220 (long bore) has a very warm “round” tone, evenly balanced with excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is the most secure design and its tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral ensembles. Like all of the Renard long bore designs, it features an intonation guarantee that makes it very popular with students and schools.
The body is constructed of black maple with a long bore, selected for tone and durability, naturally aged in Fox/Renard's own facilities. It features linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. A French bell (metal ring) and body lock are standard. The instrument is finished in acrylic enamel.
Mechanically the Renard 220 has nickel silver keys with silver plating, a Full German system with additional high D and high E keys, and a ring key for wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, Ab, Eb, Db; right thumb Bb and F# in combination with a crowned E key. Bb guard. 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 locked with screws.
IntonaIts tuning basis is A:440, and each instrument is individually hand tuned for maximum resonance and projection. Two professional bocals included. Unless otherwise requested, the standard bocals will include #2 and #3 lengths, *CVX* bore, silver plated. The Renard 220 includes a premium artist case with case cover, neck strap, crutch, two drop swabs, seat strap.
Additionally, within one year, the instrument may be returned to the factory for fine-tuning, acoustical adjustment, and mechanical servicing, with costs limited to freight and parts.
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