Fox 880M Maple Sayen Professional Oboe Full Conservatory System

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US$ 10,160.82
US$ 11,000.00
US$ 10,160.82
US$ 11,000.00
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Body material
Additional features
Cork Pads, Philadelphia High D Key
Manufacturer part number
Model 880M
Key system
Full Conservatory
Key finish
Thumb rest
Trill keys
Ab-Bb, G#-A, C-D, B-C#, Low C-C#
Mechanical features
Left-hand F Key, Low Bb Key, 3rd Octave Key, F# Key Tab, F Resonance, Split D Ring, Articulated C#

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An Enchanting Professional Maple Oboe from Fox

For advanced and professional players searching for an instrument with a rich and dark tonality, Fox presents the Fox 880G maple Sayen professional oboe. Featuring a larger body than traditional oboes, cut from hand-selected maple, the Fox 880M has an enchanting, complex voice and is 16% lighter than its grenadilla counterpart. The Fox 880M, like all Fox oboes, boasts exceptional keywork by Fox's professional craftspeople and assemblers, comprising a full conservatory key system with silver-plated keys and stunning gold trim. Plus, Fox included a high-quality professional case, a premium 6-reed case, a humidifier, a care cloth, a silk swab, and grenadilla tenon caps — thoughtful touches that oboists at Sweetwater appreciate.

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The Fox 880M maple Sayen professional oboe is hewn from carefully selected maple. Maple has a rich and harmonically diverse tone and provides a lightweight feel, weighing in 16% lighter than a comparable grenadilla instrument. The Fox 880M includes stainless steel arbors and wire springs, trill keys, a third-octave key, nickel-silver-lined tenon sockets, and nickel silver caps on the lower tenon shoulders. Additionally, the Fox 880M is outfitted with high-quality cork pads throughout for reliable and responsive performance.

Full conservatory key system lets you explore advanced techniques

Fox pours their heart into their keywork and it shows. Beyond offering a plethora of key options, Fox plates all of their keys in-house, and every key is hand mounted by their team of expert assemblers. The Fox 880M oboe offers a full conservatory key system with silver-plated keys, which includes a third-octave key, a left-hand F, an F resonance mechanism, a B tab, an articulated C# mechanism, a split D ring, a low Bb with vent key, a Philadelphia high D key, and numerous trill keys. Get ready to expand your repertoire with advanced techniques and enjoy the full capability of your instrument!

Fox Products: a storied commitment to excellence

As the principal bassoonist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922 to 1949, Hugo Fox was a dedicated and passionate musician. After retiring from performing, Hugo devoted himself to crafting a world-class bassoon made in the United States, leveraging his intimate knowledge of the instrument. In the summer of 1949, he returned to his hometown of South Whitley, Indiana, to found the Fox Products Corporation. Focusing solely on bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes, and English horns, Fox produces premium instruments for every player level. Fox instruments are precisely manufactured using the highest-quality materials, including hand-selected and cured woods, and they offer an incredible range of keywork options to satisfy any musician's unique needs. Today, Fox Products continues to honor Hugo’s commitment to excellence, superior design, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

Fox 880M Maple Sayen Professional Oboe Features:
  • Carefully selected maple body is 16% lighter than comparable grenadilla instrument and provides a harmonically complex tone
  • Full conservatory key system with silver-plated keys
  • Stainless steel arbors and wire springs and Teflon-tipped stainless steel adjusting screws
  • Cork pads on low C and above and bladder pads on low B and Bb keys
  • Includes third octave key, left-hand F, F resonance mechanism, B tab, articulated C# mechanism, split D ring, and low Bb with vent key
  • Trill keys: Ab–Bb; G#–A; C–D; B–C#; low C–C#
  • Includes a professional-quality case, grenadilla tenon caps, reed case, care cloth, silk swab, humidifier, and cork grease
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