Fox Renard Artist Model 555 Student English Horn Modified Conservatory System

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US$ 7,020.21
US$ 7,600.00
US$ 7,020.21
US$ 7,600.00
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Body material
Plastic Resin
Cork (low C and above), Bladder (low B)
Manufacturer part number
Model 555
Case/gig bag
Integral Case
Key system
Modified Conservatory
Key finish
Thumb rest
Bell material
Silver-plated Bell Ring
2 x XL Bocals
Trill keys
Ab-Bb, G#-A, C-D, B-C#, Low C-C#
Mechanical features
Left-hand F Key, F Resonance, Articulated C#

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Durable Student English Horn with Exceptional Playability

Combining a silver-plated key mechanism with a highly durable plastic resin body, the Fox Renard Artist Model 555 student English horn is ideal for beginning and intermediate players who require a reliable instrument with a standout tone. The Fox Model 555 is equipped with a modified conservatory system assembled by Fox’s team of skilled craftspeople, which allows advancing players to expand their technical repertoire. The plastic resin body resists damage from temperature and humidity changes as well as normal wear and tear, making it a superb choice for marching bands and active learning musicians. Several thoughtful touches, including two XL bocals (#2 and #3 lengths), Teflon-tipped stainless steel adjusting screws, a hand-made case, and a comfortable thumb rest with strap ring, round out this exemplary student instrument.

Related Videos: Renard Artist Model 555 Student English Horn Modified Conservatory SystemHigh-quality plastic resin body is ultra-stable with a sweet sound

The Fox Renard Artist Model 555 features a durable high-quality plastic resin body, which mimics the look and feel of grenadilla and exhibits a warm, rich tonality on par with wooden instruments. Resistant to damage caused by temperature fluctuations, humidity, and the occasional drops and dings, the Fox 555 requires minimal maintenance and will serve developing players well for years. Additionally, the Fox 555 is outfitted with cork pads on the low C and above and a bladder pad on the low B key.

Modified conservatory key system lets you explore new 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 555 English horn leverages a modified conservatory key system with silver-plated keys, which includes a split plate half hole, a left-hand F, an F resonance mechanism, an F# key tab, a B tab, an articulated C# mechanism, open-hole A, E, and D keys, and numerous trill keys. Get ready to expand your repertoire with new 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 Renard Artist Model 555 Student English Horn Features:
  • High-quality plastic resin body is durable and toneful
  • Modified 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 pad on low B key
  • Includes split plate half hole, left-hand F, F# key tab, F resonance mechanism, B tab, articulated C# mechanism, and open-hole A, E, and D keys
  • Trill keys: Ab–Bb; G#–A; C–D; B–C#; low C–C#
  • Includes a high-quality case, 3-reed case and reed, silk swab, and cork grease
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