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Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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This instrument is a "full" (not compensating) double, requiring no compromise of intonation on valve combination, as is the case with compensating designs. The fifth valve is a Bb-F rotor. The fourth valve is a muting valve that lowers the horn 3/4 step to bring stopped horn mutes into tune; no transposing is necessary. Extra fourth slide puts Bb horn in the key of A, so written E horn parts do not have to be transposed.

  • Key of Bb/high F Descant
  • .468" bore
  • 12.25" large-throated, hand-hammered yellow brass detachable bell
  • 5 valves
  • Tapered hand-lapped brass rotors
  • Brass branches and crooks with solid nickel silver connecting ferrules
  • Slides are hand-lapped brass both inside and outside
  • Lacquered brass finish

A horn the advanced player will find liberating. Make it your main instrument. Order today.


H200 Professional Descant French Horn Specifications:

  • Bell: 12.25" diameter large-throated hand-hammered yellow brass, detachable
  • Bore: .468"
  • Key: F-Bb/High F
  • Pitch: A445 with independent tuning F
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superior to the CONN 12D


from rhode island/philadelphia

Comments about Holton H200 Professional Descant French Horn:

The H200 is better in tune, more consistent sound in all registers, and is more responsive than the 12D. Plus it has a detachable bell. The case is cheap though. The H200 is a shameless copy of the original Paxman 40. Of course, you know about imitation and flattery!!!

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