Model 222The Renard StandardIntroduced in 1971, the Renard Model 222 bassoon’s long bore design can be identified by its very warm round tone, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range. The reasonable price and durable wooden body make this instrument a popular choice for new bassoonists and school music programs looking to add a wooden bodied instrument to their bassoon section.BodyMaple, selected for maximum durability and naturally aged. Durable synthetic linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. German bell (white ring). Body lock.FinishAcrylic EnamelMechanismNickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system. This does not include the additional high D key. Order Model 222D to include a high D option. Includes a plateau key on wing joint third finger hole. 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.IntonationIndividually hand tuned to A-440 pitch with maximum resonance and projection.BocalsNumbers 2 and 3, C Bore.Optional High D please select below.For Detailed Images See Below.