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Holton H178 Professional Farkas French Horn  

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  • F/Bb double
  • .468" bore
  • 12.25" medium-throated hand-hammered yellow brass bell
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Excellent horn for chamber orchestra.

Bright, compact feel and sound with outstanding tonal beauty. Bell proportions provide a dark but singing tone with fine legato characteristics. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones and clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes sensitively, clearly, and evenly.


  • F/Bb double
  • .468" bore
  • 12.25" medium-throated hand-hammered yellow brass bell
  • .310 venturi of yellow brass
  • Tapered hand-lapped valve rotors
  • Brass branches and bows with solid nickel silver connecting ferrules

An instrument that will inspire your music. Order today.

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HoltonH178 Professional Farkas French Horn

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Beautiful Compact Tone


from Boston area

Comments about Holton H178 Professional Farkas French Horn:

I've had this horn for about 9 months and paired it with a Tony Holtstead, Pax mouthpiece. This horn produces a bright yet warm sound that sings and sails through phrases. If you're looking for a horn that is less wide in sound, this is a terrific choice. You won't be disappointed. The only improvement that could be made to this model is to replace the bumper plates to a more subtantial design which I have done. This is the only issue that keeps the rating lower than a 10. I purchased it new in 2003.

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