The Renard Artist
Introduced in 1972, the Renard 220 (long bore) can be identified by a very warm round tone, evenly balanced, with excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is the most secure design and its tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts. Like all long bore designs, it features an intonation guarantee that makes it very popular with students and schools.
Black Maple, selected for tone and durability, naturally aged. Natural rubber linings in the wing joint and small bore of the boot joint. French bell (metal ring). Body lock.
Nickel silver keys with silver plating. Full German system with additional high D and E keys. Ring key for wing joint third finger hole. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), D(flat), right thumb B(flat), and F(sharp), in combination with a crowned E key. B(flat) guard. 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, CVX Bore. (Choice of any 2, option of lengths 0 through 4.)