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  1. English Horns (8)

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  1. Fox Model 555 English Horn Fox Model 555 English Horn
    Fox Model 555 English Horn

    The instrument of choice for schools or amateur musicians who are in need of a durable, good playing horn but...

    $5,499.50
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    $6,750.00 (save 19%)
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  2. F. Loree Paris English Horn F. Loree Paris English Horn
    F. Loree Paris English Horn

    Loree English horns are the standard by which other English horns are measured. They play with excellent tone...

    Starting at $9,999.00
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    $12,799.00 (save 22%)
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  3. Fox Model 500 English Horn Fox Model 500 English Horn
    Fox Model 500 English Horn

    Played by many professionals in major symphony orchestras, the model 500 produces a full and resonant sound. ...

    Starting at $7,395.50
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    $8,575.00 (save 14%)
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  4. Fox Model 520 English Horn Fox Model 520 English Horn
    Fox Model 520 English Horn

    An excellent choice for schools or individuals who need a reliable and durable English horn with a full...

    $6,495.50
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    $7,986.00 (save 19%)
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  1. Marigaux Model 930 English Horn Marigaux Model 930 English Horn
    $8,450.00
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  2. Bulgheroni Artist Model English Horn Bulgheroni Artist Model English Horn
    Bulgheroni Artist Model English Horn

    The new bore design of this English horn results in a remarkably even scale and a tone with wonderful focus...

    $8,999.00
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    $10,600.00 (save 15%)
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  3. Fox Model 510 English Horn Fox Model 510 English Horn
    Fox Model 510 English Horn

    Perfect for the musician who frequently performs outdoors, the Model 510 has a crack resistant, resin top...

    $6,995.50
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  4. Patricola S3 English Horn Patricola S3 English Horn
    Patricola S3 English Horn

    Maintaining Patricola's high construction standards, this English Horn is worthy of consideration by any...

    $6,995.00
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English horns have a somewhat unusual name, considering that they are neither English nor horns. Instead, this instrument is a cousin to the oboe that rings one perfect fifth lower. Translation errors are probably to blame for the odd name, but an instrument sounds the same in any language and the English horn's smooth, rich tone has made it important in music for more than two centuries—even if nobody could initially agree on what to call it. Though it's important to note that the English horn and the oboe are two very different instruments, one thing that they do have in common are the fingerings. This means that if you're an oboe player just picking up an English horn for the first time, you're already well on your way to learning it. You'll need a bigger embouchure and stronger airflow to play the English horn, which is no surprise considering that it's quite a bit larger than the oboe. Like most instruments in the brass and woodwind families, the English horn is available in multiple levels of trim designed to best suit musicians in different stages of their careers. For a beginner, it's hard to go wrong with a student-oriented instrument such as the Fox Model 555, which comes with a starter set of everything you need to get up and running, including two bocals, a reed, cleaning swab and cork grease, as well as cases for the reed and the English horn itself. Student models like this are often made of resin, which has exceptional durability that makes it excellent for taking to band practices and trips. Professional English horns, like those from Marigaux and F. Lorée, are usually crafted in Grenadilla wood. As a word of advice if you're moving for the first time from a resin English horn to a wooden one, make sure to read up on 'breaking in' the instrument—it's an important part of getting a wooden English horn. With a number of English horns to choose from, there is sure to be one that meets your needs. If you're not sure whether resin or wood is right for you, there are even hybrid instruments that use Grenadilla in the lower joint and bell with a resin upper joint, giving you the advantages of each material in the parts of the instrument that need it most. Choose an English horn in your preferred material and with the bundled accessories you need, and set your sights on perfecting your skill with the oboe's big brother.

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