An ideal instrument for younger middle school players. The modified key-work is adapted for younger players with small hands. Not recommended for high school and older players.
The Renard Model 51 is a special instrument. It is a full sized bassoon made for small hands. The biggest difficulty of young players is attempting to handle a large instrument with small hands. The Renard Model 51 directly addresses that difficulty.
Introduced in 1964, it uses the same body as a model 41 bassoon. Its long bore design gives a warm sound. It’s excellent scale will help a beginning bassoonist get off to a good start.
The model 51 is not appropriate for most bassoonists. It is made for the special needs of beginning students whose hands have not yet reached sufficient size to play a normal bassoon. It is ideal for younger middle school students. It is not appropriate for high school students.
Polypropylene, long bore, molded with critical dimensions machined finished. Body Lock.
Nickel silver keys with nickel plating. Modified German system. 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. Spring posts locked with screws.
Wing Joint Modifications - No High D Key. A plateau key on the third finger hole helps reduce the finger stretch.
Boot Joint Modifications - No C(sharp) trill key. No Thumb G(sharp) key. No B(flat) trill key. Finger keys are moved closer together to eliminate the wide stretches. Crutch is not provided.
Bass Joint Modifications - Low E(flat) and D(flat) keys are moved to a better position for small hands.
Tuning Basis: A:440. Individually hand tuned for maximum resonance and projection.
2 bocals included. Numbers 1 and 2, C Bore
Fine plush-lined case, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.
New Instruments come with a 2 Year Leonards Music Warranty - Covers all maintenance and adjustments. Does not cover damage.