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Renard Artist Model 240 Bassoon    

(Short Bore)

It’s the ultimate advanced student bassoon. Mechanically it has all the extras that any advanced student might need, including a high E key, and a whisper key lock, among other things. The short bore design provides the tone, flexibility and resonance that would otherwise be found only in professional models. Indeed, many professionals find this model well suited to their needs.

Introduced in 1994, the Renard 240 is based on the short bore design of the Fox model 201 bassoon. It 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 the solo register. 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, short bore, selected for tone quality, naturally aged in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. French bell (metal ring) is standard. Body Lock.


Acrylic Enamel


Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system with additional high D and high E keys. Ring key for wing joint third finger hole. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat) D(flat); right thumb B(flat) and F(sharp) in combination with a crowned E key. B(flat) guard. Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts locked with screws.


Tuning Basis: A:440. Individually hand tuned for maximum resonance and projection.


2 professional bocals included. Unless otherwise requested, the standard bocals will include #2 and #3 lengths, *CVX* bore, silver plated.


Premium artist case with case cover, neck strap, crutch, two drop swabs, seat strap

Repair/Warranty Policy

Within one year, the instrument may be returned to the factory for fine tuning, acoustical adjustment, and mechanical servicing, with costs limited to freight and parts.


  • German Bell (White Bell Ring)
  • Corked Tenons
  • Slide Style or Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Plateau Key, Left Hand Third Finger
  • Bassoon Palm Guard
  • Balance Hanger
  • Professional Bassoon Case and Cover

Please contact us for current price and availability.

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