Used Holton H179 Double French Horn, Nickel-silver finish, Kruspe wrap
|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.
This Holton 179 French Horn arrived in our store in great shape, but our professional brass technician gave the horn an ultrasonic cleaning, as well as some dentwork. It plays like it's new, but it's available for for nearly half the price of its new counterpart. It comes with the original case, and it's ready to take home! Stop by Horn Stash today to check it out!
Available at our Palatine location.