Used Horns

Kruspe Single F NL

  • Kruspe Single F Horn
  • Single F Horn by Ed. Kruspe
$550.00
Price: $550.00

Kruspe horns are known worldwide, though typically it is the Double horns one encounters by them.  Here we have an unlacquered single F Kruspe horn which was made for export (thus, the engraving which says: "Made in Germany).  This horn has a lot of metal left, and there are no patches.  There is evidence of repaired bell damage, which could be smoothed out, and of a repaired solder joint.  It is all original.  The compression registers a 3.5 (out of 8, with 8 being the worst possible score).

Bundy Fixed bell case included

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 - $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 - $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 Single Bb #316

  • King Single Bb Horn
  • Single Bb French Horn by King
$695.00
Price: $695.00

Single Bb horns can be used in all sorts of situations, from lighter Opera, to teaching tools (and beginning single horns for younger players).  This King horn was made during their heyday and is in good overall condition.  It's made of lacquered yellow brass (lots of lacquer wear) and has the expected amounts of dings and dents.  It was just cleaned (saving you $145!), and the valve compression registers a 3.1. 
Older Grey fixed bell case included

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

Kalison descant 2000 WK

  • Kalison descant french horn
  • Used descant horn by Kalison
$2,500.00
Price: $2,500.00

To say I was shocked is an understatement. I didn't have high expectations when I prepared to list this one, but I was blown away by the way it played and it's faboulos compression reading of 0.6 (over 6 valves!). The horn is all stock with the exception of Alexander hand strap. There are minor dings and standard lacquer wear throughout. 

Hoyer/Hatch Conversion $4000

  • Hoyer/Hatch Conversion
  • Hoyer Conversion Hatch
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

This horn is a customized Hoyer that is part of the Canadian Brass Series and was modified by Wes Hatch (it doesn't have a serial number). It's a melding of three famous institutions (in the horn world) The Canadian Brass, Hoyer, and Wes Hatch. It reads a 2.0 on the compression testing machine. It is unlacquered and has a detachable bell. Canadian Brass Series fixed bell (black) case include. $4000

Hoyer G10 (#430268) $4000

  • Hoyer G10
  • Hoyer Double
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

The G10 is one of Hoyers most successful ventures in the last 30 years. It became an instant success when it premiered. It was based on a Geyer that Hoyer purchased as a template. This one is in original very good condition with very few minor dings. There once was a duck foot which was removed. The compression measures a 0.2. If you're looking to get into a Geyer style horn this is the way to go. Made of lacquered yellow brass with a detachable bell. It includes a Hoyer Detachable Bell case. $4000

Hoyer G10 #422138 $3995

  • Hoyer G10 Double Horn #422138
$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.

 

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

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 H177 #473294 $2500

  • Used Holton French Horn
  • Holton Double French Horn Model H177
$2,500.00
Price: $2,500.00

Everyone remembers the first time they saw a double horn in high school and the odds are it was a Holton. Holtons have been the standard doubles for many decades and are still quality horns. This older H177 harkens back to a time before Conn purchased the Holton factory and when Holtons were extremely well made. This 177 is made of lacquered nickel with a fixed bell and is in extremely good condition. The compression registers a 1.0 thus, mechanically, it is almost a new horn. Evidence of one solder joint repair can be seen. At this price it is an excellent value.

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 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 '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

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 Schmidt Model #242975 - $4000

  • conn schmidt horn 1920s
  • Conn schmidt unlacquered silver plated
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

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 8DS (Eastlake) #161770 $3100

  • Used Conn 8DS
  • Elkhart Conn 8D
$3,100.00
Price: $3,100.00

This detachable bell 8D is in all original condition. Some minor lacquer wear inside the flare. The compression reading is a 3.0. A Conn detachable case is included. $3100

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 Elkhart #983703 (pre-letter) $4200

  • Conn 8D (Elkhart, Pre-Letter Series) used horn
  • French horn Conn 8D Elkhart pre-letter
$4,200.00
Price: $4,200.00

This pre-letter Conn 8D is from the golden times of the Hollywood horn sound - it even hails from Los Angeles. 

The valves have been rebuilt, which is why the horn has amazing compression (0.6 out of 8). It has been de-lacquered and is all original with the exception of the thumb lever brace. There is a protective patch on the inside of the bell flare. 

 

Has an amazing low range and all the charm of the old school style of playing.

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) 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) 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 $3500

  • Conn 8D Elkart E series
  • Used Conn 8D
$3,500.00
Price: $3,500.00

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. $3500

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. 

 

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 8D (Elkhart) M35380 $4000

  • Used Conn 8D
  • Conn 8D M Series
$4,000.00
Price: $4,000.00

This M Series Elkhart 8D has been sitting in a closet for a long time, which explains why it is in such good condition. This horn still has the majority of its life ahead of it. The compression reading is an amazing 0.1, a perfect score. If you've been waiting for a classic 8D in phenomenal condition, this is it. Conn FB case included. $4000

Conn 6D Elkhart RIGHT HAND Conversion $1000

  • Conn 6D RIGHT HANDED horn
  • Conn 6D right hand conversion
$1,000.00
Price: $1,000.00

This RIGHT HANDED horn is a perfect instrument for a trumpet player who always wishes he could upgrade to being a horn player.This Elhart converted 6D has evidence of former bell repairs, the compression registers a 3.4. This would also be a good horn for any horn player who is physically unable to play the standard left handed way. Includes a Reunion blues gig bag. $1000

August Knopf Compensating Double #3-80 $3000

  • August Knopf Stop Valve Double Horn Compensating Lacquered
  • August Knopf Stop Valve Double Horn Wrap Bb
$3,000.00
Price: $3,000.00

This red brass August Knopf was probably made in March of 1980. It is a compensating double horn with a cut bell and stoping valve, and it has been relacquered recently. As a result, the finish is almost perfect, except around the added pinky hook. Because it is a compensating horn, the compression test passes through each valve twice, so the rating it receives of 5.6 isn't terrible, but certainly isn't ideal. However, the Bb side of this horn still plays well and projects smoothly. This horn absolutely looks like a work of art and it can be played like it too.

Atkinson 102B $5900

  • Atkinson Used French Horn
  • Used 102B Atkinson
$5,900.00
Price: $5,900.00

This Atkinson 102B is approximately 5 years old and has been professionally maintained. It is in fine condition with some lacquer wear and very minor dings on the flare. The compression is 1.8. According to Mark Atkinson this model was designed to be like the German Kruspe horns, but better. Atkinson MB1 Copy included. $5900

Atkinson 'Geyer- $8,400

  • Atkinson Double Horn F Bb Unlacquered Detachable Bell
  • Atkinson Double Horn F Bb Unlacquered Detachable Bell
$8,400.00
Price: $8,400.00

This custom hand made AG-2000 is only one year old and has been played and maintained professionally. It has been upgraded with a Lawson 114 leadpipe (the original Atkinson pipe is also included). A second thumb-lever system is also included to facilitate someone with large handes. The original lever system is currently on the horn. This horn is made of unlacquered yellow brass, with a detachable bell, and has a very good compression rating of 1.8. 

Atkinson MB1 copy detachable bell case included.

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 w/F Extension - 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 AND an F extension (similar to the one Dennis Brain had).  Alexander detachable bell case included. 

Alexander 90 - $3995

  • Alexander 90 Bb single french horn unlacquered red brass
  • Alexander 90 Bb single french horn unlacquered red brass wrap stopping valve
$3,995.00
Price: $3,995.00

This very early single Bb Alexander (with stopping valve) is in particularly nice condition. It's made of unlacquered red/gold brass and has the early style paddle lever system. Single Bb horns are wonderful instruments to use in solo and operatic repertoire due to their lightness and ability to play high well. This horn registers a 3.2 on the compression meter. 

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