Fox Model 685 bassoon

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The Fox Model 685 is patterned after the Fox 680 but with thicker walls and longer tone holes to produce a darker, more concentrated tone and greater dynamic range. This bassoon is designed for power and projection without sacrificing flexibility.

We can special order any professional Fox bassoon to your specifications, or modify our stock instruments after you've tried them. Please feel free to contact us for a price quote on your dream Fox bassoon, with your preferred keywork options, wood type, and bocals. We're happy to offer suggestions and advice when preparing an order.

Model 685 Standard Features:
- Select, aged Mountain or Red Maple body
- Silver water tubes extending into the bore
- French (metal) or German (white synthetic ivory) bell
- Natural rubber lining in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint
- Compact model: four-piece (long bell) or five-piece (divided bass joint with additional metal ring) design
- Two professional Fox B bocals: #2 and #3

Model 685 Standard Keywork:
- Full German key system with silver plating
- Rollers for right little finger F and Ab
- Rollers for left little finger E♭ & D♭
- Right hand whisper key lock, rotary style
- High D and E keys
- High A bridge to whisper key

Model 685 Custom Options:
- Body lock
- Balance Hanger
- Offset high E key
- A♭-B♭ trill key
- E♭ trill key
- Left hand whisper key lock
- Rollers for right thumb B♭ and F♯
- Rollers for left thumb C♯, whisper key, Low C & D
- High F Key

Model 685 Accessories:
- Compact case with shoulder and backpack straps
- Two high-quality bassoon reeds
- Hand rest
- Neck strap
- Seat strap
- Microfiber swabs for boot and wing
- Care cloth

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