French Horns

Lawson Double (Boonsboro) #9028 - $6,000

  • Lawson Double (Boonsboro)
  • Lawson Double Horn
$6,000.00
Price: $6,000.00

Lawson Horns from the original Boonsboro factory are highly desirable. This Lawson was made in 1985 for Bill Capps, and plays well in all registers. It's made of ambronze, has a Jim Patterson leadpipe, and sports a great 0.8 (out of a possible 8, with 8 being the worst) on the compression testing machine. It has two protective guards on the top of the horn, one patch on the tail, has had a valve rebuild, and has evidence of previous bell damage that has been repaired.

No case included. $6,000

Lawson Descant Model 8211GAF - $7900

  • Lawson Descant Model 8211GAF - $7900
$7,900.00
Price: $7,900.00

Lacquered, detachable bell, B210 mouthpipe, stopping valve, changeable thumb linkage (to sit in either horn), georgeous condition.

Cost: $7900.00

Lawson Descant 8211 #904 LO - $9995

  • Lawson Descant French Horn Used Perfect Condition Lacquered Ambronze
  • Lawson Descant Used Horn Perfect Condition
$9,995.00
Price: $9,995.00

Lawson Descants are rare. This one is nearly in perfect condition - it looks like it came out of the shop yesterday. This horn's tone is impeccable and its high side supports that register incredibly well. It is a model 8211, made of lacquered ambronze. It includes an MB5 case. This horn's compression rating is 3.0.

Lawson Descant 40M #11691 - $6,500

  • Lawson Descant Horn Nickel Bell 1961
  • Lawson Descant Horn Nickel Bell 1961 Wrap
$6,500.00
Price: $6,500.00

This Lawson descant made in January of 1969 is in excellent shape. Aside from moderate wear on the lacquer and some minor dents, this horn is in otherwise quite good shape, with a valve compression of 1.0 across all five valves, including the stopping valve. This horn also comes with a Lawson Nickel 030 flare, which is a very early model and hand-engraved by Lawson. 

This descant horn plays quite well and rings solidly in all registers. In addition, the high F side carries the same smooth tone of the Bb side. 

 

Comes with a red bags case. 

Lawson Classical Double #974 - $8500

  • Lawson Classical Double
  • Classical Lawson Double
$8,500.00
Price: $8,500.00

Lawson horns are quite rare since the sale of the company a few years ago. This Ambronze Lawson Classical Double (#974) is from the original Boonsboro factory. This horn has a very good reading of 1.3 on the compression testing machine. If you're looking for a horn to really 'power' your way through an orchestra the Lawson is what you want. $8500

Lawson Classical Double #1004 - $8500

  • Lawson Classical Double #1004 - $8500
  • Lawson Classical Double #1004 - $8500
$8,500.00
Price: $8,500.00

This Ambronze Lawson Classical Double (#1004) is from the original Boonsboro factory. The valves have good compression and other than 3 protective guards the horn is all original. The flare has had the lacquer stripped. If you're looking for a horn to really 'power' your way through an orchestra the Lawson is what you want. Lawson Flat Case included.

Cost: $8500.00

Lawson Classical Double #1000 - $7700

  • Lawson Classical Double
  • Double Horn Lawson
$7,700.00
Price: $7,700.00

Lawson horns are quite rare since the sale of the company a few years ago.  This Ambronze Lawson Classical Double (#1000) is from the original Boonsboro factory. It is in great condition, has a B210125 leadpipe, and has a pattern and annealed ambronze bell. This horn has a good reading of 2.5 on the compression testing machine. If you're looking for a horn to really 'power' your way through an orchestra the Lawson is what you want.

No case included. $7700

 

Kühn Triple Horn W393X #56 - $15,000

  • Kühn Triple Horn W393X Model
  • Kühn Triple Horn W393X Model
$15,000.00
Price: $15,000.00

As the successor of the successful model W393, the W393X is one of our best selling horn models since its introduction. Depending on the sound, the W393X is one of the best balanced triple horns available. The tone is fabulous across all dynamic variations. 

This Kühn W393X is a brand new, unused gem. Its valve compression of 0.1, reflects its incredibly high quality. It is unlacquered and has a cut bell. It comes with a hard cut bell case.

Kühn Triple Horn W393 #049545 - $11,000

  • Kühn Triple Horn
  • Kühn Triple Horn
$11,000.00
Price: $11,000.00

Ricco Kühn horns are beautiful, hand-made instruments using high quality materials and parts. This triple 393 is in great condition and is the precursor to the 393X. The 393 model has a tuning bit in the leadpipe. This particular horn is made of unlacquered gold brass and has a detachable bell. The tone is fabulous across all dynamic variations. Playing the Bb part is like playing a double horn. You won't feel a difference! In the low range the F side has a powerful sound which will add depth and beauty to any section you would play in.

Kühn Model 293 - $8749

  • Kühn Model 293
$8,749.00
Price: $8,749.00

Our best selling model so far is the "Ricco Kühn" Double Horn Model W293. This double horn represents a further development of the well-known Reißmann/Börner-instruments. The wide bell flare has been completely revised and is now mensurated according to the latest computations. It is available in two different sizes, the Standard, and the German (slightly larger) tapers. In connection with the somewhat narrower mouth pipe the horn sounds balanced and massive in all registers. The easy response and the substantial, carrying sound is characteristic for this design.

Kühn 393X Triple Horn - $15500

  • Kuhn 393X Triple Horn - $15500
$15,500.00
Price: $15,500.00
As the successor of the successful model W393 the W393X is one of our best selling horn models since its introduction. It has a separate crook for F alto part and is also playable in F/Bb/Eb alto with an additional Eb crook set. Depending on the sound the W393X is one of the best balanced triple horns available. The tone is fabulous across all dynamic variations. Playing the Bb part is like playing a double horn. You won't feel a difference! In the low range the F side has a powerful sound which will add depth and beauty to any section you would play in.

Kühn 313X Descant Horn (High F/Eb Convertible w/Slides) - $9250

  • Kuhn 313X Descant Horn (High F/Eb Convertible w/Slides) - $9250
  • Kuhn 313X Descant Horn (High F/Eb Convertible w/Slides) - $9250
$9,250.00
Price: $9,250.00

I recently filled a 'special' order for one of these horns and was so impressed that I've decided to add them on my site. The 313X Descant (interchangable between High F, or Eb) is a gorgeously crafted instrument and it plays like a dream. The price on the one pictured includes the engraved garland.

Here's the specs on it from Ricco's site: 

Kühn 293X-S Custom Special Double

  • Kuhn 293X-S Custom Special Double
  • Kuhn 293X-S Custom Special Double
$9,750.00
Price: $9,750.00

Compact design, great handling, easy to play with safe resistance in pp and mf, great adaptability, etc. The 293X-S Custom Special focuses well and has great power and carrying capabilities in all dynamic ranges. Originally this model was conceived of after constructing a W 293 X with a Bb crook. After comprehensive studies Ricco recognized the potential of this idea. The higher resistance offers much more safety in the high range which is not available with most of the current horns on the market. The result is a new double horn which offers that amazing 'German' sound and feel.

Kühn 293X

  • Ricco Kuhn 293X New Model
$8,749.00
Price: $8,749.00

Introducing the new W-293-X double horns by Ricco Kuhn. Why tamper with success? Previously all existing Ricco Kuhn horns were fundamentally based on the Reissmann/Borner design. Ricco took this foundation and, through further testing and development, made slight changes while leaving the general proportions between the bell and mouthpipe unchanged. This design has proven to be quite successful from the single Bb horns - through the double horns. Kuhn horns have been made to the highest manufacturing and playing standards.

Kruspe Single F (Eb Slide Included) - $2000

  • Kruspe Single F (Eb Slide Included) - $2000
  • Kruspe Single F (Eb Slide Included) - $2000
  • Kruspe Engraving
$2,000.00
Price: $2,000.00

This lacquered yellow brass Kruspe includes the original slide to convert the horn to Eb. The engraving of the 'flying eagle' on the bell is gorgeous. This horn can be played as is, or if someone has a Kruspe in need of a new flare - this is it. No case.

Cost: $2000

Kruspe Double - $2500 CP

  • Kruspe Double - $3600 CP
  • Kruspe Double - $3600 CP
$2,500.00
Price: $2,500.00

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. $2500

Kruspe Double #147 - ON TRIAL

  • Kruspe Double Weird Wrap Two Change Valves
  • Kruspe Double Unlacquered Original
$0.00
Price: $0.00

OUT ON TRIAL  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 - $2400

  • Kruspe Brass Full Double - $2400.00
  • Kruspe Brass Full Double - $2400.00
$2,400.00
Price: $2,400.00

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: $2400.00

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

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 G10 #422138 - $3995

  • Hoyer G10 Double Horn #422138
  • Hoyer G10 Double
$3,995.00
Price: $3,995.00

The Hoyer G10 is a fabulous Geyer copy horn.  It's arrival on the market 10 years ago was greeted with much fanfare and it has become a fabulous success in direct competition with the Yamaha Geyer models.  This lacquered, detachable bell G10 is in good condition with minor dings.  The compression rating is a 3.4 (Hoyer horns typically have lower compression ratings to facilitate easier slurring).  
A Hoyer detachable bell case is included. $3995

 

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 7801 Double Horn #3639331 - $5000

  • Hoyer 7801 Double Horn
  • Hoyer Double Horn
$5,000.00
Price: $5,000.00

The Hans Hoyer 7801 Double French Horn is similar in design and construction to old pre-war Kruspe-Horner and Conn 8D horns. This horn is made of unlacquered nickel silver, with menchanical linkages. An Amado water key has been added. This horn reads a good 1.9 on the compresson testing machine. Case included. $5000

Hoyer 6802NSA-L - $5446

  • Hoyer 6802NSA-L
$5,446.00
Price: $5,446.00
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.

Hoyer 6801 Double Horn #408129 - $4200

  • Hoyer 6801 Double Horn
  • Hoyer 6801 Horn
$4,200.00
Price: $4,200.00

The Meister 6801 Heritage Double French Horn is similar in design and construction to old pre-war Kruspe-Horner and Conn 8D horns. This horn is made of yellow brass and has a detachable bell. Some minor lacquer wear and dings throughout. It reads a 1.0 on the compression testing machine.

Old Protec detachable bell case included. $4200

Holton Soloist Double Horn #708256 - $2300

  • Holton Soloist Double Horn
  • Double Horn Holton Soloist
$2,300.00
Price: $2,300.00

Many of us remeber the Holton Soloist horn as our first double horn. It is a noble instrument; the one that made them fall in love with playing. This horn reads a very good 1.9 on the compression testing machine. This fixed bell horn has lacquer wear and some minor dings.

Holton/Conn fixed bell case included. $2300

Holton H200 Descant #670827 - $3,500

  • Holton H200 Descant Horn
  • Holton H200 Descant
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

This Holton H200 Descant horn is in almost new condition (near perfect!). This horn is lacquered, has a stopping valve, an Alexander flipper, and a Conn/Alexander ring. It has a good reading of 1.9 on the compression testing machine. Holton detachable bell case included. $3,500

Holton H183 #670098 - $3,300

  • Lacquered Holton Double Horn H183 Merker
  • Lacquered Double Horn wrap H183 Merker Matic Holton
$3,300.00
Price: $3,300.00

This Holon H183 Merker Matic is in great condition with an excellent valve compression of 0.2. There are few dents around the horn, and the lacquer looks almost perfect.

 

Comes with a Holton Fixed Bell Case. 

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. 

Holton 179 Double #686494 - $2500

  • Holton 179 Double
  • Double Horn 179 Holton
$2,500.00
Price: $2,500.00

The Holton 179 is THE horn that everybody starts off with in high school. This horn is in great condition and sports a perfect 0.1 on the compression testing machine. Plays smoothly and evenly in all registers. It has a fixed bell and is made of lacquered nickel silver. Holton fixed bell case included. $2500

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 Double Horn $200 IM

  • Geyer Double Horn fixed bell $8200 IM
  • Used Geyer Double horn in Great condition
  • Geyer Engraving
$8,200.00
Price: $8,200.00

This unlacquered yellow brass Geyer is a true classic.  There are NO patches anywhere on it, and the bell has no signs of any previous damage or wear (No thin spots).  The valves register a 3.0 on the compression testing maching (the best possible score is a 0.1 and the worst is a 8.0).  The inner slides have all been silver plated, rather than expanded, and all move smoothly.  The leadpipe (not original) has A.5 stamped on it.  There is an Amado waterkey on the leadpipe as well.  GREAT high range and solid Bb on this horn.

ProTec fixed bell case is included.

Geyer Double - $10,000

  • Geyer Double Original Cut Bell Unlacquered
  • Original Geyer Double Horn Unlacquered Cut Bell Wrap Rebuilt Valves
$10,000.00
Price: $10,000.00

This Geyer horn is almost all original, with the exception of a Yamaha custom leadpipe from the legendary Yamaha 861 (no longer available) and rebuilt valves. In addition, this horn's bell was cut by Geyer himself, which is very rare, and has an original Geyer ringset. The horn is in great shape with no dents or patches on the body and only a few dings in the bell. The bell has been silver plated on the inside, but much of the silver plate has worn off. The leadpipe on this horn is braced, unstead of directly soldered to the bell, which is another interesting trait.

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 Double #122057 - $10000

  • Geyer Double Horn
  • Geyer Double
$10,000.00
Price: $10,000.00

This Geyer was played professionally in the Boston Symphony for many many years. It is in very good condition, and plays beautifully in all registers. The valves have been rebuilt, which typically costs $1500. There are three protective patches at the top of the horn, and the leadpipe is not original (it is a Ron Pinc leadpipe). This horn comes with a Lawson bell flare, although the original bell is included (it has a patch and needs some work to fit onto the existing ring of the horn). It reads a great 0.4 on the compression testing machine. Great horn.

Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double - $4995

  • Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double
  • Geyer 'Schmidt' Model Double
$4,995.00
Price: $4,995.00

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: $4995

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' - OUT OF STOCK

  • 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 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 GJ740138 - $1,900

  • Conn 8D double Horn fixed bell lacquered
  • Conn 8D double horn fixed bell lacquered wrap
$1,900.00
Price: $1,900.00

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 plays smoothly across all registers. It is in good condition and the valves do have some pop. 

 

Comes with a Conn fixed bell case.

Conn 8D (Ion Balu Custom) #C69516 - $5,700

  • Conn 8D Ion Balu Custom Horn
  • Double Horn Conn 8D Custom
$5,700.00
Price: $5,700.00

This Conn 8D was customized by Ion Balu. It has a double wall liquid fill mouthpipe and a detachable bell conversion. This horn sports a 1.0 on the compression testing machine. Blue BAGS case included. $5,700

Conn 8D (Elkhart, Pre-Letter Series) #711212 - $3400

  • Conn 8D (Elkhart, Pre-Letter Series
  • Conn 8D Pre-Letter Elkhart
$3,400.00
Price: $3,400.00

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 pre-letter series Elkhart 8D is missing some of its lacquer, has had some significant damage to the bell fully repaired, and has a few minor dents. It registers a 3.7 on the compression testing machine. Conn fixed bell case included. $3400

Conn 8D (Elkhart, Pre-Letter Series) #525005 - $3,400

  • Conn 8D pre-letter elkhart Fixed bell Lacquered
  • Conn 8D Pre-Letter elkhart fixed bell lacquered wrap
$3,400.00
Price: $3,400.00

Conn8Ds are a staple horn in the American tradition.  It is in very good condition considering its age, and registers a 3.0 on the compression meter. Pre-letter series 8Ds are in high demand, especially ones like this, which play very well. This fixed bell Conn 8D is all original with the addition of a flipper and an Eastlake 8D bell. Conn FB cased included.

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) M67885 $3700

  • Elkhart Conn 8D
  • Used Conn 8D M series
$3,700.00
Price: $3,700.00

This Elkhart 8D has fabulously tight valves which register a 1.1 on the compression machine. Everything is original on this instrument with the exception of a Lawson ringset on the bell. If you're looking for an Elkhart 8D that is ready to play, this is the one.Protec Detachable Bell case included. Serial #M67885

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) E03026 $2900

  • Conn 8D Elkart E series
  • Used Conn 8D
$2,900.00
Price: $2,900.00

This E series Elkhart 8D represents the heydey of the Conn factory. This horn is all original except for the addition of an Amado waterkey. The valves have been rebuilt giving it a compression reading of 3.4. Most of the lacquer has been stripped and there is evidence of repairs of broken solder joints and removing bell dents and some other minor repairs. Blue plastic fixed bell case is included. $2900

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) #L00477 - $4000

  • Conn 8D (Elkhart)
  • Double Conn 8D Horn
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

Conn 8Ds are a staple horn in the American 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 was purchased in 1969 and the original owner added an amado water key. It is in good condiion, aside from a small amout of wear, and plays nicely throughout all registers. This horn registers a 3.3 on the compression testing machine. Black plastic fixed bell case included. $4000

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) #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. 

 

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