Holton H378 French horn (lacquer)

£ £3,600.00
Ref: H378
2 in stock In Stock

The Holton H378 is an intermediate full double French horn and one of several models produced during the collaboration of the manufacturer with renowned horn player Philip Farkas.

It has similar playing characteristics to the professional model H178, according to its manufacturer, with a bright, compact feel and sound. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones for clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes clearly and evenly. A professional Farkas at a more cost effective price.

  • Clear lacquer finish
  • Bore size: 0.468 in. (11.89 mm)
  • Bell diameter: 12 in. (305 mm)
  • Yellow brass bell, fixed, medium bell throat
  • Nickel silver inner and outer slides
  • Krüspe wrap
  • Mechanical lever action
  • Tapered rotors and bearings
  • Holton Farkas MC mouthpiece
  • Case included

Also available:
CH602 replacement case

Most modern full-double French horns follow one of two layouts defined by the position in relation to the standard three valves of the thumb-operated fourth valve. The 'Krüspe' layout places it close to the thumb lever and first valve; the 'Geyer' layout places it after the third valve. The Geyer layout results in fewer bends in the tubing ('open' wrap) which combined with a smaller bell gives a generally brighter tone; to compensate many Geyer models are made in yellow or red brass to darken their sound. The tighter 'closed' wrap of the Krüspe layout plus a larger bell results in a characteristically dark tone, so some instruments are made from nickel-silver to add brilliance.

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