Used 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

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

Bach 1102 Double horn (Yamaha YHR567 Stencil) ON TRIAL

Bach 1102 (Yamaha YHR 567)
Yamaha French Horns
Price: $0.00

This Bach 1102 is simply a rebranded Yamaha YHR567.  Its got that Yamaha quality craftsmanship aura about it.  The valve compression measures 0.1 (best possible score), and it's in great condition.  A few minor dings keep this from essentially being 'like new'. Serial Number 2125

Yamaha fixed bell case is included.

At this price it won't be here long!

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

Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495

Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495
Conn 6D #GL740040 - $1495
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 8D (Eastlake) #968964 - $3700

Conn 8D (Eastlake) #968964 - $3700
Conn 8D (Eastlake) #968964 - $3700
Price: $3,700.00

This Eastlake 8D has been customized with the addition of a Lawson leadpipe #210.125. These leadpipes cost nearly $1000 on their own before installation. It also has an Alexander flipper. This horn was built in 2005, and registers a 1.5 on the compression testing machine. It has the usual lacquer wear and very minor dings. Conn fixed bell case included. $3700.

Conn 8D (Elkhart) #522547 - $3800

Conn 8D (Elkhart)
Elkhart Conn 8D Double
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