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French Horns

French Horn Buying Guide
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  1. Top Rated
    Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
    $4,459.00
  2. Best Seller
    Holton H378 Intermediate French Horn
    $3,259.00
  3. Best Seller
    Yamaha YHR-871 Custom Series Double Horn
    $7,209.99
  4. Best Seller
    Yamaha YHR-567 Geyer Series Intermediate Double French Horn
    $3,383.99
  5. Best Seller
    Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn
    $5,339.00
  6. Hans Hoyer 6801NSA-L Nickel Silver Heritage Double Horn
    Starting at $5,620.00
  7. Best Seller
    Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
    Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
    $3,379.00
  8. Sale
    Allora AAHN-103 Series Single French Horn
    $499.99
    Was:  
    $699.99
    Open Box:
    $374.99
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  9. 15% off with code
    Stagg FS285S Mini Bb Hunting Horn with Bag
    $59.99
  10. Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
    Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
    $15,623.00
  11. Jupiter JHR700 Series Single French Horn
    $3,919.00
  12. Pre-Order
    Hans Hoyer RT92 Series Descant Horn
    $10,083.00
  13. Pre-Order
    Hans Hoyer RT91 Series Descant Horn
    $10,083.00
  14. Hans Hoyer Myron Bloom 7802 Bb/F Double French Horn String Mechanism
    Starting at $8,017.00
  15. Hans Hoyer 7801 Nickel Double French Horn
    Hans Hoyer 7801 Nickel Double French Horn
    Starting at $8,017.00
  16. Hans Hoyer C12-L Double Horn
    Hans Hoyer C12-L Double Horn
    $8,503.00
  17. Hans Hoyer 801 Geyer Series Double Horn
    $5,210.00
  18. Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn
    Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn
    $5,713.00
  19. Yamaha YHR-891 Custom Series Triple French Horn
    $10,551.99
  20. Yamaha YHR-891 Custom Series Triple French Horn
    $10,814.99
  21. Yamaha YHR-892D Custom Series Triple French Horn
    $11,083.99
  22. Hans Hoyer 802 Geyer Series Double Horn
    $5,053.00
  23. Hans Hoyer Heritage 6801 Bb/F Double French Horn Detachable Bell
    Starting at $5,425.00
  24. Hans Hoyer Heritage 6802 Bb/F Double French Horn String Mechanism
    Starting at $5,379.00
  25. Conn Vintage 8D Series Double Horn
    Conn Vintage 8D Series Double Horn
    Starting at $6,079.00
  26. Yamaha YHR-881D Custom Series Descant French Horn
    $9,139.99
  27. Yamaha YHR-871GD Custom Series Double Horn, Detachable Gold Brass Bell
    $7,209.99
  28. Yamaha YHR-871U Custom Series Double Horn, Detachable Bell
    $7,209.99
  29. Yamaha YHR-881 Custom Series Descant French Horn
    $8,739.99
  30. Yamaha YHR-871U Custom Series Double Horn, Fixed Bell
    $6,899.99
  31. Yamaha YHR-871 Custom Series Double Horn
    $6,899.99
  32. Holton Merker Matic Series Double French Horn
    Starting at $5,099.00
  33. Yamaha YHR-667VL Symphony Geyer Series Double Horn
    $7,636.99
  34. Jupiter 1150 Series Double Horn
    Jupiter 1150 Series Double Horn
    $3,299.00
  35. 25% off with code
    Giardinelli GFH-300 Series Double Horn
    $1,899.99
  36. Conn 8DS CONNstellation Series Double Horn
    Starting at $5,439.00
  37. Holton H280 Farkas Series Screw Bell Double Horn
    $5,349.00
  38. Conn 9DS CONNstellation Series Screw Bell Double Horn
    $5,309.00
  39. Holton H278 French Horn
    Holton H278 French Horn
    $5,339.00
  40. Holton H277 Professional Farkas French Horn
    $5,339.00
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The French horn is one of the more well-known brass instruments; if not for its sound, then for its distinct shape and history. Interestingly enough, though called the French horn, the design for the instrument we generally see today was originally crafted in Germany. Regardless of its origin, these horns play an important role within brass bands and orchestras. There are a variety of French horn options available, so you’ll be able to find the one that is perfect for you. The most important thing to be aware of when looking for a French horn is the skill level of the musician who will be playing it. In general, these horns can be broken up into two categories: single horns and double horns. Single horns come in one of two keys (F and Bb) and include three rotary valves, while double horns are able to shift between keys and use a fourth rotary valve. More rare, but gaining a following, is the triple horn, which is similar to the double, but also provides easier access to the horns upper range. A single horn is generally ideal for younger and/or novice players, while the double and triple horns are better for bigger and more experienced players. It’s also worth noting that most horn players will eventually move on from single to double or triple horns, so that may also factor into your decision. Next, you’ll want to know where the horn will be used primarily. The French horn’s standard shape can make it difficult to play while standing, which is why there are certain horns specifically designed for use in marching bands. Horns such as the M551 Series Marching Bb French Horn from Dynasty or the YHR-302M Series Marching Bb French Horn from Yamaha feature a forward facing design and different valve system that retains much of the standard horn’s timbre. If the plan is to play in the marching band, you’ll definitely want to consider one of these horns. The French horn is an incredibly complex instrument that, like all instruments, requires care and practice. By taking the time to do better understand what it is you’re looking for, you’ll have a French horn that will provide you, your group, and your family beautiful music for years to come.


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