• Introduced in 1994, the Renard 240 (short bore) 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.
  • Frequently chosen by aspiring bassoonists, it has also been utilized in symphony orchestras around the world.


  • Red Maple
  • Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint
  • Body lock


French (metal ring)

German (white ring) (Optional)


Acrylic enamel




Nickel silver keys with silver plating


  • Full German system with additional high D and E keys
  • Ring key for wing joint third finger hole
  • Right hand whisper key lock
  • Rollers
  • Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water from entering the tone holes
  • All spring posts are locked with screws
  • Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type II (Slide) (Optional)
  • Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type III (Rotary) (Optional)
  • C# Trill Key Guard (Optional)
  • Plateau Key, Left Hand Third Finger (Optional)


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


  • Individually hand tuned to A-440 pitch with maximum resonance and projection
  • Complimentary service within one year
  • Premium artist case with case cover
  • Balance Hanger (Optional)
  • Cork tenons (Optional)
  • Palm guard (Optional)
  • Two reeds
  • Neck strap
  • Crutch
  • Two drop swabs
  • Seat strap
  • Cork Tenons (Optional)
  • Professional Bassoon Case (Optional)
  • Cover for Professional Bassoon Case (Optional)