French Horns

Alexander Bb w/ F ext. and stopping valve- $2800

Alexander Bb w/ F ext. and stopping valve
Alexander Bb w/ F ext. and stopping valve
$2,800.00
Price: $2,800.00

This unlacquered nickel single Bb horn by Alexander is in amazing condition. It's tarnished, as you can see by the pictures, but beyond that, it's in first-rate shape. The compression reading is 0.1 across five valves (that's the best possible score available). This horn has an F extension built in, as well as a stopping valve. Perfect for opera or chamber music. A steal at this price! Alexander fixed bell case included. $2800.

Alexander Bb with stopping valve - $3500

Alexander Bb w/stop valve
Alexander Bb with stopping valve
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

The Alexander single Bb horn has much the same advantage of lightness that the single F horn offers. Single Bb horns are highly prized by “high” hornists because they can make strenuous challenges in opera or concert that much easier. Typically, single Bb horns will be found in chamber music and solo situations. This unlacquered horn is in great condition aside from some tarnish, and sports an excellent 1.2 on the compression testing machine (with 8 being the worst). This horn also has a stopping valve. Alexander fixed bell case included. $3500

Alexander Compensating Descant Bb/High F w/Muting Valve - $3500

Alexander Compensating Descant Bb/High F w/Muting Valve - $3500
Alexander Compensating Descant Bb/High F w/Muting Valve - $3500
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

Compensating descant horns are rare. What sets compensating horns apart from standard doubles is weight. Because the air has to travel through the valves twice to play in the lower key (Bb), the valves need to be tight. With this horn the compression reading is 1.9, which is fabulous when you consider that the air has basically traveled through the equivalent of 10 valves. This horn is made of unlacquered red brass, has one small guard on the top of the horn where you pick it up. Perfect for that next B-minor mass gig. Red MB1 copy included. $3500

Alexander Compensating Descant Bb/High F- $5000

Alexander Descant Bb/High F Compensating
Descant Alexander Compensating Bb/High F
$5,000.00
Price: $5,000.00

Compensating horns are an interesting beast. They depend on tight valves in order to play well. This one registers a 1.2 on the compression scale and is in fine condition, made out of red/gold brass. It includes an F extension valve and a Bb stopping valve. No longer made by Alexander, this model is rarely on the market and is a good choice for those Bach Cantatas. This horn was custom made for Tom Newell, who was the 3rd horn player of the Boston Symphony in the 1960s/70s, and has his name engraved on the bell. Own a piece of history. $5000. Alexander fixed bell case included.

Alexander Single Bb Piston Horn w/ stopping valve - $3500

Alexander 1090 Single Bb Horn
Single Bb Alexander 1090
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

This is a specialty horn by Alexander, a perfect instrument for brass quintet or operatic use. It's lightweight facilitates the upper register playing. This Alexander 1090 has three piston valves and a stopping valve, and has a good reading of 1.7 on the compression testing machine. Alexander fixed bell case included. $3500

Amati Double Horn (Lidl Style) - $1800

Amati Double Horn (Lidl Style) - $1800
$1,800.00
Price: $1,800.00

Lidl style Amati Double French Horn - very unusual wrap, in excellent condition.

Cost: $1800.00

Conn 10 DS Geyer Style Double Horn - $4709

Conn 10 DS Geyer Style Double Horn - $4709
$4,709.00
Price: $4,709.00

C.G. Conn® Model 10DS Double French Horn. Geyer style. Features: Symphony in F/Bb (Reversible), .468" (11.89mm), bore 12" (305mm), standard throat, yellow brass, screw bell, tapered rotors & bearings, lacquer finish, 7BW mouthpiece, 7514L deluxe hardshell case. Geyer-style horn (change valve follows main valves). Provides control & focus with flexibility for sound necessary in chamber & symphonic settings. Full warranty.

Cost: $4709.00

Conn 12D Descant #564046 - $4999

Conn 12 Descant Horn
Conn 12D Descant Horn
$4,999.00
Price: $4,999.00

The Conn descant horn offers a broad spectrum of color that professional players should expect out of their descant horn. Designed for versatility, the 12D features an optional stopping valve. This horn is lacquered with yellow brass and has a medium bell, which produces a full sound that is closer in feel to larger horns, while still maintaining upper register clarity and control. This horn sports and excellent reading of 0.1 on the compression testing machine. Conn fixed bell case included. $4999

Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495

Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495
Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495
$1,495.00
Price: $1,495.00

The Conn 6D has been a workhorse for almost 100 years in the horn playing world. Many pros used them early in their careers. This 6D is a perfect and affordable beginning double horn. The valves have pretty good compression and though the horn is full of dings it plays just fine. Don't waste your money on a rental instrument. Conn fixed bell case is included.

Cost: $1495.00

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