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Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn

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Like all Farkas horns, the Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn is capable of eloquent expression over wide dynamic range. It can be played lo...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-08-2017

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A rose-brass bell for an especially dark tone.

Like all Farkas horns, the Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn is capable of eloquent expression over wide dynamic range. It can be played loud without a brassy edge and softly with full tone. The rose brass bell gives it a darker tone than other Farkas horns.

FEATURES
  • Key: F/Bb
  • Bore: .468-inch
  • Bell: 12.25-inch
  • Bell Type: Detachable
  • Bell Throat: Large
  • Bell Material: Hand Hammered Bronze
  • Leadpipe: Standard
  • Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
  • Wrap: Kruspe
  • Linkage: String
  • Features: Large Throat Hand Hammered Bronze Bell; Solid Nickel Silver Inner and Outer Slides; Solid Brass Bow and Branches; Tapered Rotors and Bearings; Leadpipe Water Key
  • Case: Deluxe
  • Mouthpiece: Farkas MDC
  • Finish: Lacquer

Order today and play a horn that will bring out the full potential of your artistry.

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    HoltonH281 Professional Farkas French Horn
     
    4.7

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    5.0

    Fabulous horn!

    By MyFavoriteRedHed

    from Edwardsville, IL

    Comments about Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn:

    I am a graduate student majoring in horn performance, and I have used this horn since my junior year in high school... has been wonderful for me. I owned a Conn 8D before this horn, and what a difference! Rose brass body/bell allows for a darker sound not attained by nickel silver or brass horns. Can play at higher volumes without getting that brassy edge. Excellent tone in all ranges. Some problems with sticky valves; I recommend getting it professionally cleaned about once a year. I took some lessons with Barry Tuckwell and asked if I should switch to a Paxman or Alexander, and he replied that this horn was better suited to my needs than any $10,000 horn out on the market.

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    5.0

    Amazing.

    By Tracy Therieau

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn:

    Wonderful! I purchased the H281 about 6 months ago, and I am in love with it. I highly recommend it to any player who wants a beautiful instrument, with a lovely sound.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    From Farkest Africa

    By susanna

    from Stellenbosch South Africa

    Comments about Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn:

    I have had my 281 for about 6 years, and really enjoy playing on it as do my collegues at varsity. It tends to be sharp on the b flat side, no real issues with the valves though. Articulation is spot on and it is easy to play fast passages. Bright, clear sound.

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