Also known as the "double bassoon", the contrabassoon was first introduced in the early 1700s and is played in a similar fashion to its smaller counterpart, but sounds an octave lower. This makes the contrabassoon ideal for underpinning the rhythm section of a concert band. In fact, many famous composers wrote pieces for the contrabassoon, including Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Today, most professional orchestras have a contrabassoonist, which also means that most major woodwind and double reed instrument manufacturers design high-quality models.
Since the contrabassoon was first developed, it has went through a considerable amount of upgrades to improve its intonation and tone. One of the most respected contrabassoon manufacturers is Fox, and they just so happen to have a model in this catalog. With its naturally aged maple body and nickel silver keys with German rollers, the Fox Contrabassoon is a work of art as much as it is a musical instrument. Created by masters of their craft, it has a resonance, projection and flexibility that is simply unrivaled by any other contrabassoon on the market. Additionally, this masterpiece comes with a fine case, two Fox Bocals and two reeds. There's simply no other way to put it: if you are an experienced contrabassoonist and want to reward yourself for your years of commitment to the instrument, the Fox Contrabassoon belongs in your hands.
Now that you have the lowdown of what can be found here, we'll leave the next move up to you. The thick, deep voice of a contrabassoon is truly one of a kind, and the fact that you've taken the time to learn such a unique instrument means you deserve a model that only highlights your strongest playing traits - of course, that's exactly what awaits you in this section.