Our Oboes

Call for prices and availability!

Fox Oboes

Fox oboes are professional models that come in a variety of different styles.  Some will have an all Grenadilla body while others will have a plastic top joint or an entire plastic body.  They all feature stainless steel arbors and wire springs, silver plated nickel silver keys, and Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws. The hand made full conservatory mechanism includes split ring Eb - E trill, F# key tab, third octave key, low Bb vent key, left hand F, alternate C, and articulated C#. Cork pads are used on low C and above. Included are a French style professional instrument case, reed case, screwdriver, silk swab, and cork grease.


Fox Sayen Oboe (Model 880)

Fox is proud to offer its newest professional oboe: the Sayen. The Sayen has a larger body than traditional oboes. It is designed to produce the richest and darkest sound of all Fox oboes, while still offering exceptional response and intonation. Trimmed in gold with fine silver keys and the most select hand finished grenadilla wood, this oboe exemplifies the beauty and tradition of American craftsmanship.


Fox Oboe Model 800

Fox's top-of-the-line model is the 800.  The specific bore design is unlike any other oboe, creating a warm, colorful, and projecting sound. ​​Select Grenadilla body with metal lined tenon sockets and silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade full conservatory mechanism including split ring E(flat)-E trill key, F(sharp) key tab, third octave key, low B(flat) vent key, left hand F, alternate C, articulated C(sharp), and bell key adjusting screw. Cork pads on low C and above. Adjustable Thumb Rest. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Fox Oboe Model 400

The 400 is designed with a thinner bore than the 800 and compares most closely to a Loree AK.  Select Grenadilla body with metal lined tenon sockets and silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade full conservatory mechanism including split ring E(flat)-E trill key, F(sharp) key tab, third octave key, low B(flat) vent key, left hand F, alternate C, and articulated C(sharp). Cork pads on low C and above. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Fox Oboe Model 450

​Select Grenadilla lower joint and bell. High quality plastic resin upper joint. Metal lined tenon sockets and silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade full conservatory mechanism including split ring E(flat)-E trill key, F(sharp) key tab, third octave key, low B(flat) vent key, left hand F, alternate C, and articulated C(sharp). Cork pads on low C and above. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


​Fox Oboe Model 300

​​High quality plastic resin body. Bore hand reamed and finished by Fox craftsmen. Silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade full conservatory mechanism including split ring E(flat)-E trill key, F(sharp) key tab, third octave key, low B(flat) vent key, left hand F, alternate C, and articulated C(sharp). Cork pads on low C and above. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Renard Oboes

The Renard line of oboes are intermediate/semi-professional instruments that are perfect for aspiring students and amateur players alike.


Renard Oboe Model 335 Artist

The new 335 is the only Renard oboe made entirely out of Grenadilla.  It looks to overtake the 330 as the most popular student instrument.  Silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade modified conservatory mechanism including left hand F, alternate C, and articulated C(sharp), A(flat)-B(flat) adjustment mechanism, 3rd octave key, and low B(flat) vent key with the exception of the split ring E(flat)-E trill key.  Cork pads on low C and above, F(sharp) key tab, Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Renard Oboe Model 330 Artist

Fox's most popular student oboe is the 330.  High quality plastic resin body. Bore hand reamed and finished by Fox craftsmen. Silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade modified conservatory mechanism including left hand F, alternate C, articulated C(sharp), 3rd octave key, low B(flat) vent key, with the exception of the split ring E(flat)-E trill key and A(flat)-B(flat) adjustment mechanism. Cork pads on low C and above, F(sharp) key tab, Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Renard Oboe Model 333 Protege

​​High quality plastic resin body. Bore hand reamed and finished by Fox craftsmen. Silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Handmade modified conservatory mechanism, including left hand F key, F(sharp) key tab, and a solid (non-articulated) C(sharp) key, with the exception of the alternate C key, A(flat)-B(flat) adjustment mechanism, 3rd octave key, low B(flat) vent, and split ring E(flat)-E trill. Cork pads on low C and above. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws.


Fox English Horns

Fox English Horn Model 500

Select Grenadilla body with metal lined tenon sockets and silver plated posts, bands, and bell ring. Stainless steel arbors and wire springs. Nickel silver keys with 18% nickel silver hinge tubing and heavy silver plating. Full conservatory system plus third octave key and low B vent key. Cork pads on low C and above. Teflon tipped stainless steel adjusting screws. Each instrument comes with two standard Fox Model XL English horn bocals.


Aria Double Reeds LLC | Olney, MD | 202-810-ARIA | ari@ariadoublereeds.com