• Originally introduced in 1965, the Renard Model 51 bassoon's long bore design can be identified by its very warm "round" tone, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range.
  • Like the Model 41, this instrument has a durable polypropylene body and a secure acoustical design.
  • In addition, this model features a compact key mechanism that makes it a popular choice for middle school music programs, those starting on bassoon at a young age, and beginning players with smaller hands.


Polypropylene, machine finished

Body lock




Nickel silver keys with nickel plating


  • Short reach keywork, for small hands
  • Wing joint: No high D octave key, plateau key covers the D hole to reduce finger stretch
  • Boot joint: No C# trill key, no thumb G#, no Bb trill key, close set keys, rollers
  • Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes
  • All posts set in epoxy and spring posts are locked with screws
  • High D key (Optional)
  • C tone hole liner (Optional)
  • Right hand Whisper Key Lock, Type I (Optional)
  • Bb Guard (Optional)
  • C# Trill Key Guard (Optional)


  • CVC 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
  • Plush lined case
  • Balance Hanger (Optional)
  • Cork tenons (Optional)
  • Palm guard (Optional)
  • Two reeds
  • Two drop swabs
  • Seat strap