French Horns

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
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
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
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 Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $2850

Alexander Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $2850
Alexander Single Bb w/Stopping Valve & F Extension - $2850
Price: $2,850.00

A perfect chamber horn due to it's light weight, the Alexander Single Bb's are a delight to play. This one is made of nickel (very tarnished, due to a long period of storage) and is in quite fine condition. A good polish and you'll have a wonderful horn. The valve compression is great measuring a '1' across 5 valves (8 is the worst possible score). Alexander Fixed bell case is included.

Cost: $2850

Amati Double Horn (Lidl Style) - $1800

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

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

Cost: $1800.00

Besson BE702 #11655 $995

Besson BE702 Double Horn
Besson BE 702 Double Horn
Price: $995.00

This Besson 702 double french horn combines the tone quality of an F horn in the middle and low register and the security of a Bb horn in the high register. It's an affordable alternative to a Chinese model, made by Lidl in the Czech-Republic. This horn reads a 2.1 on the compression testing machine. This horn is listed for over $2,000 new. No case included. $995

Conb 8D (Elkhart) #N46609 - $3800

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

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 10 DS Geyer Style Double Horn - $4709

Conn 10 DS Geyer Style Double Horn - $4709
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
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