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French Horns

French Horn Buying Guide
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  1. Rebate
    Yamaha YHR-668NDII Professional Double French Horn
    $4,885.99
  2. Yamaha YHR-302M Series Marching Bb French Horn
    Starting at $2,117.99
  3. Top Rated
    Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
    $4,459.00
    Open Box:
    $3,344.25
  4. Top Rated
    Holton H281 Professional Farkas French Horn
    $5,339.00
  5. Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn
    $5,339.00
  6. Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
    Conn 6D Artist Series Double Horn
    $3,379.00
  7. Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn
    $3,539.00
    Open Box:
    $2,831.20
  8. Conn 8DS CONNstellation Series Double Horn
    Starting at $5,439.00
  9. New
    Levante LV-HR4525 Bb/F Intermediate Double French Horn with 4 x Rotary Valves
    $1,079.99
  10. 20% off with code
    Giardinelli GFH-300 Series Double Horn
    $1,899.99
  11. Pre-Order
    Hans Hoyer RT92 Series Descant Horn
    $10,587.00
  12. Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
    Hans Hoyer C1-L Triple Horn
    $16,404.00
  13. Hans Hoyer C23-L Triple Horn
    Hans Hoyer C23-L Triple Horn
    $17,498.00
  14. Pre-Order
    Hans Hoyer RT91 Series Descant Horn
    $10,587.00
  15. Jupiter JHR1110 Performance Series French Horn
    $3,449.00
  16. Jupiter JHR1110 Performance Series French Horn
    $3,299.00
  17. Jupiter 1150 Series Double Horn
    Jupiter 1150 Series Double Horn
    $3,299.00
  18. Jupiter JHR700 Series Single French Horn
    $3,919.00
  19. Jupiter JHR1100 Series Double Horn
    Starting at $3,299.00
  20. Tama by Kanstul KBFH Series Marching Bb French Horn
    Starting at $2,120.00
  21. Tama by Kanstul KFFH Series Marching F French Horn
    Starting at $1,700.00
  22. Rebate
    Yamaha YHR-871U Custom Series Double Horn, Fixed Bell
    $6,899.99
  23. Rebate
    Yamaha YHR-871 Custom Series Double Horn
    $6,899.99
  24. Holton H280 Farkas Series Screw Bell Double Horn
    $5,349.00
  25. Holton H278 French Horn
    Holton H278 French Horn
    $5,339.00
  26. Holton H180 Farkas French Horn
    Holton H180 Farkas French Horn
    $4,459.00
  27. Holton H178 Professional Farkas French Horn
    $4,459.00
  28. Holton Merker Matic Series Double French Horn
    Starting at $5,099.00
  29. Rebate
    Yamaha YHR-891 Custom Series Triple French Horn
    $10,814.99
  30. Rebate
    Yamaha YHR-891 Custom Series Triple French Horn
    $10,551.99
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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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