Item #0038020 Model #450

Fox Model 450 Oboe Standard


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Ideal for the professional player needing a horn to play outdoors.

The Fox Model 450 Professional Oboe combines a grenadilla lower joint and bell with a high-quality plastic resin upper joint for the perfect balance of rich tone and durability. The Model 450 possesses exemplary keywork courtesy of Fox's expert craftspeople and assemblers, comprising a full conservatory key system with silver-plated keys. Oboists will appreciate Fox's thoughtful touches including a high-quality professional case, a 6-reed case, a humidifier, a care cloth, a silk swab, and tenon caps. An exemplary all-purpose oboe, the Fox Model 450 is a great choice for active musicians with busy performance schedules.

Fox pours their heart into their keywork and it shows. The Model 450 offers a full conservatory key system with silver-plated keys, which includes a third-octave key, a left-hand F key, an F resonance mechanism, a B tab, an articulated C# mechanism, a split D ring, a low Bb with vent key, and numerous trill keys. Get ready to expand your repertoire with advanced techniques and enjoy the full capability of your instrument!

Utilizing an innovative hybrid design, the Model 450 is an ideal instrument for advancing players who require a high performance, low maintenance instrument. The Model 450 features a durable high-quality plastic resin upper joint, which mimics the look and feel of grenadilla while resisting damage caused by temperature fluctuations, humidity, and the occasional drops and dings. The lower joint and bell are made from seasoned grenadilla for the warm, rich tone that can only come from a wooden instrument.

As the principal bassoonist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922 to 1949, Hugo Fox was a dedicated and passionate musician. After retiring from performing, Hugo devoted himself to crafting a world class bassoon made in the United States, leveraging his intimate knowledge of the instrument. In the summer of 1949, he returned to his hometown of South Whitley, Indiana to found the Fox Products Corporation. Focusing solely on bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes, and English horns, Fox produces premium double reed instruments for every player level. Fox instruments are precisely manufactured using the highest quality materials, including hand-selected and cured woods. They offer an incredible range of keywork options to satisfy any musician's unique needs. Today, Fox Products continues to honor Hugo's commitment to excellence, superior design, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

  • Body Construction: Resin Top Joint / Grenadilla Lower Joint and Bell
  • Extra Features: Third Octave Key
  • Key System: Full Conservatory
  • Keys: Silver Plated
  • Pads: Cork


  • Full conservatory system and silver plated keys.
  • Includes: French style case / reed / reed holder / screwdriver / silk swab / cork grease