French Horns

Kruspe Double - $3600 CP

Kruspe Double - $3600 CP
Kruspe Double - $3600 CP
$3,600.00
Price: $3,600.00

The bell on this Kruspe is in fabulous condition with engraving as clear as the day it was made. The valves are in need of a rebuild, and this the poor compression numbers (6.0). So it is difficult to determine the true potential of this horn. No case included. $3600

Kruspe Double #147 - $4,000

Kruspe Double Weird Wrap Two Change Valves
Kruspe Double Unlacquered Original
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

This original Kruspe is unique in its use of two change valves instead of the standard one. The valves are on oposite sides of the normal valve section. This horn is in pretty good exterio condition with few minor dents. It is unlacquered. The valve compression registers a solid 3.5 across all five valves, which is good for a horn of this age. This horn could definitely be a good collectors item or a good horn for a loving home. 

Kruspe Compensating Double Horn (Wendler) - $2400

Kruspe Compensating Double Horn - $2400
Kruspe Compensating Double Horn - $2400
$2,400.00
Price: $2,400.00

This is a Compensating Double Kruspe Horn. This is a true Wendler model as opposed to the Gumbert model, which has the "funky" f tuning slide. On the Wendler model all four rotors are the same size and the first Bb slide is curved. This horn is all original with an added patch in the bell and one on the leadpipe. It is unlacquered and the engraving is as clear and sharp as the day the horn was made. With a valve job this horn could be a fabulous instrument. The compression rating is 6.4 (8 is the worst possible score). Original fixed bell case is included.

Cost: $2400.00

Kruspe Brass Full Double - $4200

Kruspe Brass Full Double - $4200.00
Kruspe Brass Full Double - $4200.00
$4,200.00
Price: $4,200.00

This Kruspe double made of unlacquered brass has tight valves and not a single patch on it anywhere. The leadpipe looks to be from a Conn 8D but it's hard to say - either way, it plays great. These horns spurred the American horn soun. Try this one out - it costs less than a new Hoyer copy. Grey FB case included.

Cost: $4200.00

Kruspe Brass Double - $4500

Kruspe Brass Double - $4500
Kruspe Brass Double - $4500
$4,500.00
Price: $4,500.00

This unlacquered brass Kruspe double has the best of both worlds. It has that fabulous 'classic' horn sound of old yet it's been 'modernized' by Walter Lawson though the addition of a Lawson Leadpipe and a valve rebuild. The compression number is 4 but that is due to slides which need to be expanded or a thicker grease since the individual valves give readings below 2 (better than many new horns). There is no dezincification on this horn - it has decades of use left in it. Professionally owned and maintained. Holton Fixed bell case included.

Cost: $4500.00

Kruspe 'Horner' Model - $5500

Kruspe 'Horner' Model - $5500
Kruspe 'Horner' Model - $5500
$5,500.00
Price: $5,500.00

Kruspe Horns are made like jewellery. They are the ultimate hand-made instrument and hearken back to an earlier time of horn manufacturing. This horn has been professionally owned and maintained and has had the valves rebuilt. Compression testing is a 1.9. The engraving is as clear as the day it was done and the horn has no patches or thin spots. A great player and a true collector. Fixed Bell Case included. 

Cost: $5500.00

King Pelletier 'Schmidt' Model - $1500 ON TRIAL

King Pelletier 'Schmidt' Model - $1500
$0.00
Price: $0.00

Yellow brass, 50% lacquer, both pistons included, 50% compression. Can be a fabulous Schmidt model horn with valve rebuild.

Cost: $1500.00

Hoyer K10A-L Custom Double - $9620

Hoyer K10A-L Custom Double - $9620
Hoyer K10A-L Custom Double - $9620
$9,620.00
Price: $9,620.00

The K10 represents the 'flagship' of the Hoyer line. Beautifully made, detail to attention, and 'extras' such as an interchangable mouthpiece receiver so you  never need to change mouthpieces again to match the taper. I suspect that this horn will be a huge hit for players looking for that perfect match of airflow and resistance.

Hans Hoyer – The Next Generation
The new K10 F/Bb-Double horn is the newest innovation for the orchestra:

Hoyer G-10-L2 Geyer Wrap - $5441.00

Hoyer G-10-L2 Geyer Wrap
$5,441.00
Price: $5,441.00

I was very excited when Hoyer told me that they were purchasing an original Geyer double horn so that they could study it and come out with a true modern copy which was affordable. This is the newest model in the Hans Hoyer line of professional horns made in Germany by B&S. This is a full double horn in Bb/F, and can be set to stand in either key. The Geyer model has a smaller throat bell than the Kruspe style instruments in the Heritage and Bloom lineups. But the body is a larger diameter, with broader curves, offering less resistance.

Hoyer Descant 5810 #367367 - $4995

Hoyer Descant 5810  #367367 - $4995
Hoyer Descant 5810  #367367 - $4995
$4,995.00
Price: $4,995.00

This "like new" descant is a rare model not found in the US. It was imported here from Europe, and is the only one I've ever seen like it. They compression testing over all six valves is a 1.6, which is very good. It is made of lacquered yellow brass, with a fixed bell, and is in pristine condition. You can own a "like new" descant for under $5,000. Hoyer fixed bell case included.

Hoyer 7802 NSA - $6500

French Horn; Hoyer French Horn; Hoyer Horn; 7802
French Horn; Hoyer French Horn; Hoyer Horn; 7802
$6,500.00
Price: $6,500.00

With input from famed hornist Myron Bloom, principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra during the George Szell years, Hoyer came up with the 7802 series. This custom series is made of unlacquered nickel in a Kruspe configuration. These horns are noted for smooth as silk slurring and fine craftsmanship. This horn has a compression rating of 2.0 and is in excellent condition. Hoyer DB Case included. 

Cost: $6500.00

Hoyer 6802NSA-L - $5384

Hoyer 6802NSA-L
$5,384.00
Price: $5,384.00
The Meister Hans Hoyer 6801 Heritage Professional Double French Horn is similar in design and construction to old pre-war Kruspe-Horner and Conn 8D horns. The Meister Hans Hoyer Heritage 6801 Series features a nickel-finish instrument with a .468-inch bore with a 12.2-inch large throat bell for a dark, responsive tone plus excellent resonance and projection. The 6801 Heritage also has mechanical 3B linkages, that feature two steel balls in a bronze ball bearings in each valve for smooth worry-free action.

Holton H189 #681659 $3500

Holton H189 Merker-Matic Double Horn
Holton Double Horn H189
$0.00
Price: $0.00

ON TRIAL Those hornists who want an instrument that provides great volume and sonorous tone without sacrificing control in the upper register need look no further. By combining an extra-large-throated bell and branch with the innovative Merker dual bore, the H189 offers the best of both worlds. Holton horns offer an alternative in design that creates a great experience for the young or advanced players. The Holton H189 Merker Double French is a discontinued model, and was named after Ethel Merker, who was a pioneer as a woman in what at the time was a man's world of professional music.

Holton Elkhorn Wis. #491608 - $4,200

$4,200.00
Price: $4,200.00

This unlacquered Holton double horn has spent the last few years growing into its body with a beautiful patina whose colors are just one hint to the colors offered by the horn itself. The valve compression, at 2.0, is no representation of how easily the horn slides through its registers, maintaining the free-blowing, easy sound offered by many top-notch custom horns. Even in the extreme reaches of the horn range, this Holton extends an ease of playing, allowing the player to focus on artistry, and not endurance. 

Herbert Knopf Compensating Double Horn - $3500

Herbert Knopf Compensating Double Horn - $3500
Herbert Knopf Compensating Double Horn - $3500
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

This is a compensating Double Horn by Herbert Knopf. Compensating doubles are much lighter than a full double - yet they have all the range as their heavier counterparts.  Tuning a compensating double is a little more involved - but once it's set they're great horns. Knopf compensating doubles are rare. This one is made of lacquered brass - the valve compression is about 68.00%. Conn FB plastic case included.

Cost: $3500.00

Geyer Single F w/Eb Valve - $3495

Geyer Single F w/Eb Valve - $3495
Geyer Single F w/Eb Valve - $3495
Geyer Engraving; Gorgeous Geyer engraving
$3,495.00
Price: $3,495.00

This Single F Geyer is gorgeous. It's been in storage for many, many years and has had just one owner. The $3500 price is 'high' for a single F horn - but the bell on this instrument is in such amazing condition that if you own a Geyer with a worn out bell you will want to purchase this instrument simply for the bell - or if you're a collector this is a one of a kind horn. I've never seen another one - ever! Original Geyer Case included.

Cost: $3495.00

Geyer Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $3200

Geyer Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $3200
Geyer Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $3200
$3,200.00
Price: $3,200.00

I wasn't certain whether I should list this horn in the 'specialty' section. Though this horn is a single Bb horn it has a built in F extension valve which allows for all the pedal notes on the F horn - and, it has a stopping valve as well. When I began playing extra with the Boston Symphony I noticed that many of the players there owned this model and they would pull them out for the smaller 'chamber' pieces. These horns sound great and due to their lightness they play with ease. Across 5 valves the compression rating is 3.9. Conn Fixed Bell case included.

Cost: $3200.00

Geyer Double (JS) - $9000

Geyer Double (JS) - $9000
Geyer Double (JS) - $9000
Geyer Engraving
$9,000.00
Price: $9,000.00

This Geyer is almost entirely 'original'. All tubing is original including the leadpipe. The valves have amazing compression pulling a 1.4 on the compression tester. The thumb linkage has been changed to a very efficient and quiet German minibal articulated string linkage. If you've been waiting for a good Geyer to come on the market this would be one to try. Geyer case included.

Cost: $9000.00

Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double - $6000

Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double - $6000
Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double - $6000
$6,000.00
Price: $6,000.00

Carl Geyer made many Schmidt model horns. They were some of the earliest models he made upon his arrival to America and they were made from German valve sections. This one is made of unlacquered brass and has a great high Bb on it. Lots of years left on it. The compression reading is 2.3. The valves have obviously been rebuilt and thus the amazing readings. A true collectable and a great 'player'. A Marcus Bonna MB2 case is included.

Cost: $6000.00

Geyer 'Schmidt' Model - $4000

Geyer Schmidt Model Double
Geyer 'Schmidt' Model - $4000
Geyer 'Schmidt' Model - $4000
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

Geyer horns are rare - Schmidt Model Geyers, even more so. Most of the Schmidt Model horns were made when he first came to America. As an owner of one, myself, I can attest to how great they can be. This one needs some work to fully recognize it's potential as the compression number is 4 (D) but there is a lot of potential there. The knuckles on the piston are nice and round (most Schmidt models have compressed knuckles which might contribute to the bad high Bb's on them).

Elk Double Horn 'Kruspe Style' - $4995

Elk Double Horn 'Kruspe Style' - $4995
Elk Double Horn 'Kruspe Style' - $4995
$4,995.00
Price: $4,995.00

I'm certain that many of you are shocked that I am carrying this ELK double french horn - as it is made in China.  That being said - it is quite an amazing horn (and it is not priced at the usual 'Chinese' Ebay horn prices). This model has been under design for a while with Barry Tuckwell. The valves, the slides, the finish work is all top notch. Try this horn out - then see what you think of the new high end instruments coming out of China. It is made of lacquered yellow brass, with a .468 bore, and has a detachable bell. An MB1 style case is included.

Cost: $4995.00

Durk Baborak Custom Double Horn 'Signature Series' - $12495

Durk Baborak Custom Double Horn 'Signature Series' - $12495
Durk Baborak Custom Double Horn 'Signature Series' - $12495
Durk Baborak Custom Double Horn 'Signature Series' - $12495
$12,495.00
Price: $12,495.00

The Best Possible Combination
DürkHorns’ D3 Radek Baborák Signature Series

DürkHorns and Radek Baborák are joining forces to take horn building and design to a new level. Individually configured, tested by one of the best horn players in the world and deemed excellent, certified and autographed… who wouldn’t be proud to own such a horn?

Conn Vintage 8D (V8D) #0082 - $6200

Conn Vintage 8D (V8D) #0082 - $6200
Conn Vintage 8D (V8D) #0082 - $6200
$6,200.00
Price: $6,200.00

This 'Vintage' 8D (Conn V8D) is serial number 82. To list it as a 'used' horn is almost wrong. Don't get me wrong - it is used - but barely. There's not a dent on it. It's cherry! The Vintage series was created as a throw back to the Elkhart 8Ds of fame. If you're tired of trying out beat up Elkhart models - try this out.

Here are the specs: 

Conn V8DS New 'Vintage' 8D (Limited Production) Det. Bell - $7039

Conn V8DS New 'Vintage' 8D (Limited Production) Det. Bell - $7039
$7,039.00
Price: $7,039.00

Though pictured as a fixed bell I am carrying the detachable bell version. The new Vintage 8D Conn Double French Horn was introduced at the 40th International Horn Symposium in Denver, Colorado. Created in the Pro Shop at the Conn-Selmer Eastlake, Ohio facility, the new Vintage Horn provides the superior options for clarity, flexibility, sound and performance. The instrument is created for and by professionals who demand the very best from their instruments and has limited production.

Conn Schmidt Model #242975 - $4500

conn schmidt horn 1920s
Conn schmidt unlacquered silver plated
$4,500.00
Price: $4,500.00

This horn is a rare Conn Schmidt model horn from the 1920s. Despite its old age, it is actually still in pretty good condition with only a few dents on the first F slide. It has a detachable bell, the inside of which has been silver plated, and there are a few patches on and near the first branch and the first and third F slides. The valves have been rebuilt and the horn has very good compression for a horn of its age. Along with looking somewhat like a gem, it also plays very well. The high and low registers project cleanly and the mid register is smooth.

Conn 8D R (Eastlake) #5745422 - $3500

Conn 8D R (Eastlake) Rose Brass Fixed Bell Double Horn Used Horn
Conn 8D Rose Brass French Horn Used American Horn
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

Conn 8Ds are staples of the American horn tradition. Their dark brassy sound can be found on many of the definitive recordings of the New York and Cleveland orchestras. They are perfect horns for beginners and professionals alike, and their popularity persists across most of the country today. This 8D R plays smoothly across all registers. Its compression rating is 2.

Conn 8D M28214 Elkhart - $3800

Conn 8D M28214 Elkhart - $3800
$3,800.00
Price: $3,800.00

This is an Elkhart 8D Serial M28214 in good condition. The lacquer has been stripped and the top brace and fingerhook been replaced with brass versions. These can be changed to an 8D brace easily. Original 8D case.

Cost: $3800.00

Conn 8D (Elkhart) N56039 - $3500

Conn 8D (Elkhart) N56039 - $3500
Conn 8D (Elkhart) N56039 - $3500
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

This N series Elkhart 8D is in good shape. Professionally owned and maintained it still has good compression (1.9 on the tester) and most of the lacquer is still intact. A few minor dings here and there, but otherwise a very affordable classic 8D. Conn Fixed bell case included.

Cost: $3500.00

Conn 8D (Elkhart) N-Series - $4300 ON TRIAL

Conn 8D (Elkhart) N-Series - $4300
Conn 8D (Elkhart) N-Series - $4300
$0.00
Price: $0.00

ON TRIAL
In storage since 1978, this N Series 8D is a true classic. (Serial #N05294). This one owner horn was purchased in 1969, used throughout high school, and then played professionally after college (used in the Atlanta Symphony). It's all original with tight valves. It has many small dings (especially in the bell throat area from the mute) - but it's in very good mechanical condition. Compression testing number of 0.4 !  A Conn Fixed bell case is included.

Cost: $4300

Conn 8D (Elkhart) M21253 - $2800

Conn 8D elkhart fixed bell unlacquered M series
Conn 8D elkhart double m series fixed bell unlacquered wrap
$2,800.00
Price: $2,800.00

Tgough this horn is missing most of its lacquer and has some significant damage to the bell, it actually plays quite well and projects better than most 8Ds. The valves have not been rebuilt but it does have good compression, which is a testament to the good workmanship put into the making of this horn. Unlike other horns with wide throats, this 8D actually has a brighter tone and smooth connection between the Bb and F sides. It is somewhat of a joy to play, but doesn't lie about the player's ability, meaning it doesn't play itself. 

 

Conn 8D (Elkhart) L82641 - $3500

Conn 8D (Elkhart) Fixed Bell
Conn 8D Elkhart Double L Series Fixed Bell Used
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition, and this 8D is no exception. The horn is in good condition and registers a .8 on the compression meter. Conn fixed bell case included. $3500.

Conn 8D (Elkhart) E18881 - $1500

Conn 8D Elkhart overhaul fixed bell
Elkhart 8D Conn Fixed Bell Wrap
$1,500.00
Price: $1,500.00

This is the classic Elkhart 8D in way better exterior condition than you would find most 8Ds of this age. The horn has been completely buffed and relaquered with most dents removed and, to return it to its former glory, it needs a valve rebuild. However, when the horn was overhauled, the metal was buffed extremely thin and there is some damage to the bell. With the work necessary, this horn may return to hold it's ground as the classic American insrument. 

 

This horn comes with a Conn Fixed Bell case. 

Conn 8D (Elkhart) C38608 - $4,100

Conn 8D (Elkhart) Fixed Bell
Conn 8D Elkhart Double C Series Fixed Bell Used
$4,100.00
Price: $4,100.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition.  It is in good condition and registers a good 2.5 on the compression meter. Elkhart 8Ds are in high demand, especially ones like this in good playing condition, though the exterior has seen better days. This all-original Conn comes with a Paxman fixed bell case. 

Conn 8D (Elkhart) 783000 - $3300

Conn 8D (Elkhart) 783000 - $3300
Conn 8D (Elkhart) 783000 - $3300
$3,300.00
Price: $3,300.00

This 700,000 series 8D is in all original condition. This horn is registering a 3.5 on the compression testing machine (8 is the worse possible score). It's full of dings and dents throughout the bell and bell tail but it could become quite a 'classic' horn. The leadpipe and valve sections are in fine shape. The horn is retained most of the lacquer on the body, though much of the bell section has wear on it. Large fixed bell case included.

Cost: $3300.00

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #N46609 - ON TRIAL

Conn 8D Double Horn (Elkhart)
Conn 8D Elkhart Double
$0.00
Price: $0.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition, and this 8D is no exception. The horn is in good condition and registers a 1.3 on the compression meter. Conn detachable bell case included. $3800.

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #945779 $3995

Conn 8D (Elkhart)
Conn 8D Double Horn (Elkhart)
$3,995.00
Price: $3,995.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition, and this 8D is no exception. This Elkhart 8D has been customized with the addition of a Lawson leadpipe, and an Amado water key and flipper. It is in good condition and registers a 1.6 on the compression meter.  It has been professionally owned and maintained. Conn fixed bell case included. $3995

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #87241 - $4300

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #87241 - $4300
Conn 8D (Elkhart) #87241 - $4300
$4,300.00
Price: $4,300.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition, and this 8D is no exception. It is in good condition and registers a 2.4 on the compression meter. Pre-letter series 8Ds are in high demand, especially ones like this in good playing condition. In storage since 1979, this horn was played through high school and conservatory, and then professionally in the Jerusalem Symphony. Conn fixed bell case included. $4300.

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #724661 - $5000

Conn 8D (Elkhart)
Double Horn Conn 8D (Elkhart)
$5,000.00
Price: $5,000.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition. Pre-letter series 8Ds are in high demand, especially ones like this in good playing condition. This 700,000 series Elkhart was built in 1959. This horn registers an amazing 0.2 on the compression testing machine, and has had a complete valve rebuild by Chuck Ward. It has an Amado water key, and some minor lacquer wear, but It plays great in all registers. Excellent horn . Conn fixed bell case included. $5000

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #711212 - $3400

Conn 8D (Elkhart) Fixed Bell
Conn 8D lacquered Fixed bell wrap pre-letter
$3,400.00
Price: $3,400.00

This Conn 8D is an original pre-letter instrument. The horn is in pretty good exterior condition with about 85% of the lacquer remaining across the instrument and only a few minor dents on the bell tail. There is, however, evidence of substantial dents removed from the bell before. Though the horn plays well, it probably needs a valve rebuild to reach its full potential as one of the quintessential instruments of American horn history. That being said, the horn projects very cleanly for an 8D with a much brighter tone than can be achieved on most other 8Ds. 

 

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #522547 - $3800

Conn 8D (Elkhart)
Elkhart Conn 8D Double
$3,800.00
Price: $3,800.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition.  It is in good condition and registers a 4.2 on the compression meter. Pre-letter series 8Ds are in high demand, especially ones like this in good playing condition. This fixed bell Conn 8D was made in 1955. It's all original with the addition of a Duerk flipper and two Amado water keys. PT black hard gig bag included. $3800

 

 

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

Conn 12D Descant #595889 - $3,800

Conn 12D Descant Great Condition Optional Stopping Valve Unlacquered Detachable Bell
Conn 12D Descant Great Condition Optional Stopping Valve Unlacquered Detachable Bell
$3,800.00
Price: $3,800.00

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 an unlaquered detachable bell, which produces a full sound that is closer in feel to larger horns, while still maintaining upper register clarity and control. This horn comes with a Blue MB1case.

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

Chinese Double - $700

Chinese Double Horn
Chinese Double Horn Silver Plate Kruspe
$700.00
Price: $700.00

This is an interesting Chinese double horn that was silver plated. The silver plate is in pretty good condition, though it has accumulated some gunk which can be cleaned on the inside of the bell. Though this horn is only listed at $700, it does actually play fairly well, though it has some intonation issues between the Bb and F sides. That being said, this horn would make a great instrument for a beginner who is looking for a cheap double to mess around with. It also has a leather hand guard. 

 

Comes with a black fixed bell case. 

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

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

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 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 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 Bb Single Horn - MM

Alexander Bb Single Horn Stopping Valve
Alexander Bb Single Horn Stopping Valve
$3,300.00
Price: $3,300.00

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 and sports an excellent 1.2 on the compression testing machine (with 8 being the worst). This horn also has a stopping valve. Alexander detachable bell case included. 

Alexander 107G Descant - $6500

Alexander 107G Descant Horn Detachable Bell Lawson Lead Pipe Screw Bell Conversion
Alexander 107G Descant Horn Detachable Bell Lawson Lead Pipe Screw Bell Conversion
$6,500.00
Price: $6,500.00

This Alexander is a Compensating 107G Descant with an A-Valve. It is is in great condition and plays beautifully. This horn is lacquered, has a detachable bell, a Lawson lead-pipe and screw bell conversion. Its valve compression rating is 2.0. 

Alexander 107D Descant (On Trial) - $8500

Alexander 107D Descant (Like New) - $8500
Alexander 107D Descant (Like New) - $8500
$0.00
Price: $0.00

This professionaly owned and maintained Alexander 107D (Detachable Flare) is in almost perfect condition. It's made of Lacquered yellow brass and sports a compression testing number of 0.4. The minibal linkage valves still feel new because of the low mileage on them. 107's are the descant of choice for many professional players - check this one out. Included is a Marcus Bonna MB5C case.

Cost: $8500.00

ON TRIAL

Alexander 107 Descant w/Stopping Valve - $7800

Alexander 107 Descant w/Stopping Valve - $7800
Alexander 107 Descant w/Stopping Valve - $7800
$7,800.00
Price: $7,800.00

This Alexander 107 has some serious 'pop' in the valves (Meaning: Great compression). It has all mechanical linkages (no more broken strings) and tryplene valves for lightness.  It's all original with a fixed bell Alexander case included.

Cost: $7800.00

Alexander 107 Descant #5A76 - $7700

Alexander 107 Descant Cut Bell Lacquered Alexander Ring Stopping Valve
Alexander 107 Descant Cut Bell Lacquered Alexander Ring Stopping Valve
$7,700.00
Price: $7,700.00

The Alexander 107 Descant is a strong, reliable horn, with some serious 'pop' in the valves (Great compression rating of 0.1!) This horn is in great condition. It is lacquered, has a cut bell with an Alex ring and a stopping valve. It has a remarkably present tone and plays like a gem. It comes with a Lawson fixed bell case.

Alexander 103G Double - $4995

Alexander 103G Double - $4995
Alexander 103G Double - $4995
$4,995.00
Price: $4,995.00

Most horn players were weaned listening to the fabulous artists from German, and most of those artists were playing Alexander 103 horns. This one comes from the Metropolitan Opera where the owner took fine care of it. It's an older Alex with mechanical linkages and the compression reads 3.5 (8 is the worst possible score). Great dark tone, gorgeous slurs due to being made from lacquered red/gold brass. Alexander Fixed bell case included.

Cost: $4995

Alexander 103G Double - $3700

Alexander 103GD - $3700
Alexander 103GD - $3700
Patch inside alexander 103G; Picture of Patch inside flare
$3,700.00
Price: $3,700.00

An oldie, but goodie - that's how I'd describe this 103G detachable bell Alexander. The valves have lowish compression but the horn plays quite nicely and has a great classic sound. There are a few patches/guards up at the top where one would carry the horn and another larger patch inside the flare. The leadpipe has the European tapered shank.

Cost: $3700

 

Alexander 103 Fixed Bell $5000

Alexander 103 fixed bell $5000
Alexander 103 Double Horn
$5,000.00
Price: $5,000.00

Most horn players were weaned listening to the fabulous artists from German, and most of those artists were playing Alexander 103 horns. This unlacquered, fixed bell Alexander is in good condition with a compression reading of 2.1. It has minor wear with a patch on the top, an also has a Amado water key installed. Good horn for a good price. Alexader fixed bell case included. $5000

Alexander 103 3544 - $4995

Alexander 103 Fixed Bell French Horn Used German
Alexander 103 Used
$4,995.00
Price: $4,995.00

Most horn players were weaned listening to the fabulous artists from Germany, and most of those artists were playing Alexander 103 horns. This fixed bell Alexander is in good condition with a compression reading of 1.1. Good horn for a good price. Alexander fixed bell case included. 

Alexander 103 $2000 DL

Alexander 103 Used $2000
Alexander 103 Used $2000
$2,000.00
Price: $2,000.00

This is the classic Alex 103 but it is clearly an old instrument. The lacquer has sustained some wear and is missing in some places. The lacquer that remains has turned a darker color. The horn is in decent condition, with some small dents, some larger dents that have been removed and two patches in the bell. Even in its old age, the horn projects well and plays easily.

Wooden fixed bell case included.

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