|Delivery time:||Ships within 1 to 2 days of purchase|
|Key||Key of F/Bb double.|
|Pitch||A445 with independent Bb tuning.|
|Bore||11.89 mm (.468")|
|Mouthpipes||.310 venturi of yellow brass.|
|Material||Tapered brass Branches, bows and ferrules: Nickel silver. Both inside and out are solid nickel silver.|
|Lever action||Noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs.|
|Valve rotors||Tapered hand-lapped brass.|
|Bell||12.25" diameter large-throated hand-hammered nickel silver. Fixed.|
"The Holton H179 Professional Farkas French Horn is regarded among working professionals and leading academics as the flagship of the Holton line. It produces the centered tone sought by all players. True temper makes it a delight to fly over even the most difficult passages. The solid nickel silver edition of the model H179 French Horn has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing Farkas horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the “big horn” artist. The tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close."
What a beautiful Holton H179! This horn comes form the Elkhorn factory, and was likely manufactured in the early to mid-1990's. There are some very minor signs of use, but overall, this horn is in excellent used condition for being 30+ years old. There is some minor lacquer wear on the bell throat, left hand guard, and on the 1st valve top slide.