The Renard Model 242D (short bore) 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 solo register, and its tone quality lends itself to solo performance. The reasonable price and durable wooden body make this instrument a popular choice for new bassoonists, schools and education authorities looking to add a wooden bodied instrument to their bassoon section.
Maple, selected for maximum durability. Durable synthetic linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. German bell (white ring). Body lock.
Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system with additional high D key. Ring key for wing joint third finger hole. Left hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing joint to prevent water from entering the tone holes. All posts set in epoxy and spring posts are locked with screws.
Individually hand tuned to A-440 pitch with maximum resonance and projection.
Numbers 2 and 3, Double Star CVX Bore.
Fine plush-lined case, 2 reeds, neck strap, handrest, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.
Plateau Key, Left Hand Third Finger
C Tone Hole Liner
Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
C(sharp) Trill Key Guard
Bassoon Palm Guard