Holton H179 Double French Horn–#667402


•The Holton H179 is a professional model double horn.
•Key: F/Bb
•Bore: .468″; Bell: 12.25″ diameter
•Fixed bell and large bell throat
•Bell Material: Hand-Hammered Nickel Silver
•Lead Pipe Material: Nickel Silver w/ .310 Venturi
•Solid nickel silver inner and outer slides; water key on lead pipe.
•Valve Rotors: Tapered hand-lapped brass.
•Lever Action: Noiseless string action; short stroke w/ stainless steel springs.
•Finish: Nickel Silver
•Made in the USA
•Comes in a case w/ a mouthpiece.
•Serviced, cleaned, plays well.

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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.

Holton horns offer an alternative in design that creates a great experience for the young or advanced players. This Farkas model offers independent tuning for convenience allowing the player to tune the Bb side of the horn seperately from the F side. This Farkas Wrap horn offers a large throat bell with all nickel silver construction. In addition, the Holton Farkas horns all feature an independent tuning slide for the Bb side of the instrument for convenience. Holton horns also feature tapered rotors which create longevity for the instrument.