• Introduced in 1968, the short bore model of instruments features a tone quality that is more "open" than the long bore. It is voiced to permit the performer to open up and "sing" in solo register, and its tone quality lends itself to solo performance.
  • It was designed and developed under the supervision of Alan Fox in conjunction with prominent bassoonists in major symphony orchestras.
  • Like all Fox bassoons, it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.
  • This series is in normal production in red maple or mountain maple, but black maple is available to order.


  • Mountain Maple
  • Red Maple
  • Black Maple (Special Order)
  • Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint
  • One Piece Bass Joint (Standard)
  • Body lock (Optional)


German (white ring)

French (metal ring)


Oil varnish, ebony

Oil varnish, light mahogany




Nickel silver keys with silver plating


  • Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts
  • Full German system with high D and E keys
  • Right hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers
  • All spring posts are locked with screws
  • High A Bridge to Whisper Key (Optional)
  • Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type III (Optional)
  • Left Hand Whisper Key Lock (Optional)
  • Double High E and F Keys (Optional)
  • Thumb Ab/Bb Trill Key (Optional)
  • Right and/or Left Thumb Rollers (Optional)


  • CVX bore bocals
  • C bore
  • CV Bore
  • CVC Bore
  • CVX Bore
  • CTX Bore
  • CTC Bore
  • Nickel Plating
  • Gold Plating
  • Other bores and sizes available


  • Flexible intonation
  • Complimentary service within one year
  • Deluxe round cornered case with case cover
  • Cork tenons (Optional)
  • Palm guard (Optional)
  • Neck strap
  • Wooden crutch
  • Silk swab
  • Seat strap