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French Horns

French Horn Buying Guide
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  1. Best Seller
    Holton H378 Intermediate French Horn
  2. Best Seller
    Allora AAHN-103 Series Single French Horn
  3. Top Rated
    Conn CONNstellation 8D Series Double Horn
    Conn CONNstellation 8D Series Double Horn
    Starting at $4,549.00
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    Stagg FS275S Bb Hunting Horn with Bag
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  6. Hans Hoyer 6801NSA-L Nickel Silver Heritage Double Horn
    Starting at $5,901.00
  7. Yamaha YHR-871 Custom Series Double Horn
  8. Yamaha YHR-671 Series Double Horn, Fixed Bell
  9. Best Seller
    Yamaha YHR-671 Series Double Horn, Detachable Bell
  10. Holton H277 Professional Farkas French Horn
  11. Holton H181 Professional Farkas French Horn
  12. Holton H177 Professional Farkas French Horn
  13. Yamaha YHR-567 Geyer Series Intermediate Double French Horn
  14. Yamaha YHR-314II Student F French Horn
    Yamaha YHR-314II Student F French Horn
  15. Yamaha YHR-892D Custom Series Triple French Horn
  16. Yamaha YHR-668II Professional Double French Horn
  17. Yamaha YHR-668NII Professional Double French Horn
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  18. Yamaha YHR-668NDII Professional Double French Horn
  19. Yamaha YHR-302M Series Marching Bb French Horn
    Starting at $2,117.99
  20. Top Rated
    Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
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  21. Top Rated
    Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn
  22. Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn
  23. Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
    Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
  24. Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn
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  25. Conn 8DS CONNstellation Series Double Horn
    Starting at $5,439.00
  26. New
    Levante LV-HR4525 Bb/F Intermediate Double French Horn with 4 x Rotary Valves
  27. Yamaha YHR-871GD Custom Series Double Horn, Detachable Gold Brass Bell
  28. Giardinelli GFH-300 Series Double Horn
  29. Pre-Order
    Hans Hoyer RT92 Series Descant Horn
  30. Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
    Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
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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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