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Horn Case/Gig Bag


New ListingAlexander Gig Bag\French Horn case Brand New Suitable for Detachable Horn Lightweight Waterproof Shoulder and Back pack straps $150 Pick up from Glen Iris Jane 0411 765 565 [27 October 2018]







Gard Professional All Leather Detachable Bell Gig Bag - $100 ono
Barely used durable leather soft case (no hard interior panels). High density foam interior. Extremely lightweight, with convertible shoulder/backpack configuration.
Gard product page (all specs) - www.gardbags.com/en/brasswind/french-horn/gig-bag/42-mlk-gard-french-horn-detachable-bell-sfr-gig-bag-leather.html
Contact Kate on
sutcliffekate@gmail.com (Gig Bag is in Adelaide) [6 January 2018]




Yamaha flat case for Yamaha 668/667 detachable bell horns. May fit other makes of similar size. It has a couple of minor scuffs, and the covering on the handles has separated a bit (repairable), but otherwise sturdy and in good condition. Located in Sydney. $80 ONO Contact Julian julianleslie@hotmail.com [19 April 2017]



Yamaha 667 Horn Case
I have a Yamaha "briefcase style" horn case for sale in quite good condition. As can be seen in the photo, there is a small gauge in the case but otherwise no other large superficial blemishes. Just over 10 years old - great case to have as its solid and sturdy and keeps the instrument safe! Please email me on jess.hornplayer@gmail.com if you want anymore information. Case is located in Perth, Western Australia. Buyer must pay for shipping. Price is $200neg. [17 September 2016]




Single Horns

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Compensating Double Horns

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Full Double Horns


Hans Hoyer Model 802 Full double Bb/F. Detachable Bell. Lacquered yellow brass. Hard case. Purchased new in 2004, this instrument has (sadly) not been used for several years. It has been fully serviced (in May 2018) for resale and is ready to go for a new owner. Photos show the hard case has some scuffs (no tears) and a small patch of tarnish on the inside of the bell. Otherwise this horn has no tarnish or bingles. Horn is located in regional Victoria. Can arrange delivery within Victoria or happy to discuss courier option if interstate. $3,895 Please direct enquiries to Tori Stratford tori.g.stratford@gmail.com [19 June 2018]





"My Holton H180 is for sale having served me well through VCE and University - I have since bought a different horn and is time to say goodbye to this one. It is very free-blowing, has a really nice sound (especially in the upper register), fantastic intonation and is in excellent, well-maintained condition. Other info:
Good valve compression + frequent service history,
90% Lacquer/standard wear
Hand Flipper fitted from Wichita Brass (2013),
Detached bell from Wichita Brass (2013),
Detachable bell case (see picture)
Holton MDC Mouthpiece,
Can come with a straight mute if needed.
Overall very good condition and would suit someone looking to pursue horn through VCE and beyond. $4,500 ono
Contact Chris for more information/pictures or a try! chris@chrisdavishorn.com +61412 667 181" [19 June 2018] Horn is in Melbourne







New Listing " Paxman Academy double French horn. Made in Britain (not China) B flat to F. Just had Full service ($435) at Sax and Woodwind (mid August), and not played since. Receipt available Purchased 2013. Current price from sax and woodwind is $4395 Offer at 50% retail. Available for viewing and playing after 5pm. Based in Erskineville, Sydney. Sunday viewing possible. Small dents on bell and bell pipe (see photos). Plays beautifully. email me mcgrathjames1@gmail.com From manufacturer: Paxman Academy F/Bb full double horn from renowned British French Horn makers Paxman. The Academy is a high quality Geyer style student/intermediate horn. Incredibly free-blowing and easy to play, this horn will make playing a joy for any advancing student and is affordably priced. Well constructed of yellow brass, lacquered, with case and mouthpiece, this horn is an excellent instrument with all the features necessary for the advancing student." [5 September 2018]









Paxman Academy Double French Horn F/Bb [new $3995]
Mouthpiece: Bruno Tilz Model E. Schmid no.11 [new $110]
Rim width: 4.0 mm, Depth: Medium, Internal Diameter: 18.00 mm, Bore: 4.2 mm [as per Paxman catalogue]
Solid Carrying case [Paxman $370 if bought separately]
Good general condition, horn was used as second training horn for five years 2012-2017, serviced last year. $2500 or offers for all. Contact John Clark in Dulwich Hill  NSW 2203 Call and then come to house to see and pay for horn Tel 0456-184-917 Email john.clark@sydney.edu.au [9 April 2018]








Paxman 21M Bb/F double horn - yellow brass; detachable medium sized bell; lacquered; 5 valves; air freight case; extras

This particular Paxman 21M is a good example of a Paxman professional horn with superb tone that is difficult to surpass. I have personally tried many different horns over the years, but found none that equal or surpass this horn in tonal qualities. It has been regularly played on a daily basis and looked after its entire life by the same owner. The horn is in very good condition (there is a small amount of lacquer deterioration e.g. inside bell, finger keys, and Bb tuning slide, as can be seen in the photographs). It has recently been serviced (all valves re-honed, cleaned of Verdigris and debris; rubber valve stops renewed on all 5-valves; adjustable Pinky Hook installed). A number of extras are included (Paxman 4B mouthpiece; Paxman Oils and Slide Grease; leather hand guard; Paxman 'The Horn Care and Maintenance' booklet). The horn is housed in a Paxman air freight light case.

The thumb valve is in standard format (key of F) when not pressed, and non-standard format (key of Bb) when pressed. The thumb lever is easily reversible to stand in either F or Bb when not pressed. The 1st. valve from the mouth piece end (photo 1) is a stopping valve which is handy for stopped notes because they do not require any transposition when using this valve. Not only can the horn be tuned with the main (Bb, F) and F tuning slides, but there is also a Bb tuning slide, which comes in handy for fine tuning the instrument. This feature gives independent tuning slides for both sides of the horn. It is recommended that the entire horn be tuned using e.g. an iPhone App like Cleartune, which can be used to assess the tuning of each individual note. The Paxman 21M has the thumb valve in the Geyer/Knopf wrap style, with the valve at the end of the valve train, furthest away from the mouthpiece. It is a completely original, unique design built around the Merewether system which allows the air to flow through the valve section in the same direction on both the F and Bb sides of the instrument. This minimises airflow disruption from the turning rotor and enables characteristic smooth slurring and legato playing on both F and Bb horns, and when changing between them. SPECIFICATIONS
· yellow brass
· lacquered
· 5 valves including stopping valve
· detachable bell
· medium size bell (M)
· in very good condition (small amount of lacquer deterioration)
· air freight light case (photo 3)
· additional Bb section tuning slide
· recently had all valves re-honed and cleaned of Verdigris and debris
· recently had rubber end stops on all 5-valves renewed (photo 4)
· includes Paxman 4B and Paxman 3B mouthpieces
· includes adjustable Pinky Hook (shown closed in photo 4)
· includes little finger hook
· includes Paxman valve oils [1) Piston & Rotor Oil; 2), 3) Lever Linkage Oil; 4) Spindle Bearing Oil; 5) Slide Grease] (photo 5)
· includes leather hand guard (photo 1,2,4)
· includes Paxman 'The Horn Care and Maintenance' booklet (photo 3)
· ~15 years old
Price $7,900
Contact: Geoff on mobile: (0413) 891 781
E-mail: wfeg23@gmail.com
Horn location: Wollongong NSW" [25 July 2018]









"Handmade horn This is a rare opportunity to experience a handmade horn by master horn maker Hans Smit in Amsterdam. He made my horn 5 years ago and when I advertised one recently which he made for a friend there were many enquiries about wanting a horn which was similar to an Alexander 101. So he has made one specially. Hans makes horns individually to the player, their size, stance, preference for sound etc. Mine is small and light weight. This is a full size double horn. Its high register plays easily. It comes in a specially designed case which can be carried as a backpack. You are welcome to try it. It is located in the Melbourne CBD. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do mine. $8,750 Contact Leonie or Marnie 0409 789 580. " [2 October 2017]











Yamaha 567D. Bb/F Double Horn with detachable bell. Comes with a purple Gebr. Alexander Mainz case plus 2x Shilke 29 mouthpieces. Bought new in 2008, and has been serviced regularly since bought. In fantastic condition, sounds beautiful and the perfect Horn for advanced/intermediate players. Lacquer has naturally worn is spots, eg the bell and near the valves where the hand sits, and one of the straps on the case is loose, easily fixed. Asking price; $4000 Contact Max Tuckey 0419 479 116 theghostofsmokyjones@protonmail.com [11 April 2018] Horn is in Sydney








New Listing 1984 YAMAHA YHR 664 Serial No. 008617 $3000 or offer. Must be sold.
The YHR 664 model was Yamaha's F/Bb double horn built in the 1980s. It has been replaced by the current model YHR 567. I played this instrument between 1984 and 1989 and have not played it since. It was completely dismantled, hygienically cleaned, polished, lacquered and reassembled in 2009 by Better Sounds Australia for $700 (receipt available). It was recently serviced by Ozwinds Brisbane prior to being placed on consignment. But really it has just been gathering dust and needs to be moved on to someone who will play it. The instrument is in very good condition. There are some minor scratches and some very minor lacquer wear as per photos. None of these affect the playing. It comes with its original Yamaha hard shell case and a hygienically cleaned Yamaha 30 mouthpiece. The horn is in Brisbane Queensland. Please contact Servaes on servaesvdm@gmail.com or on 0418 780 097. [5 August 2018]







New Listing Yamaha 668 MK2 "Selling a much loved and cared for Yamaha full double horn, has been serviced regularly since purchased, was serviced 2 weeks ago and is all ready to play! Some minor lacquer wear and scratches but only superficial, still plays like a dream with a full low register and a secure high. Great horn for an advanced high school or university student! Selling bundled with a silent brass system, the original case and a reunion blues leather case. $4,100 reasonable nearest offers will be considered." - maunderbenjamin@gmail.com [9 September 2018] Horn is in Melbourne.








Updated Listing New Condition Yamaha YHR-668 NDII Professional level Full Double French horn.  The horn has a flat new Yamaha Case and a Protec Screw Bell IPAC Deluxe Case for easy plane travel. The horn has a full, rich and warm tone, big but well centred sound. Response is quick, easy to control quality from pianissimo to fortissimo. The horn is only eighteen months old.  It has barely been played, due to an embouchure dystonia condition that is not responding to rehab efforts well enough for me to enjoy playing again (I'm an ex professional orchestra player from many years back). Smooth valves, no dents, a few tiny scratches in the finish that I think are slight wear just up from the bell- request a close-up picture if you wish. $6,250  includes both cases (price negotiable). Horn is in Sydney but can taken to Melbourne as I travel frequently with our business.  Please text or phone   to organize a viewing and play, or for more information.  0432 780 893 [16 September 2018]











Yamaha Custom YHR862 "Nickel Silver, with a detachable bell and hardcase. I believe it used to belong to Graham Evans. The horn has a bore of 0.469" and plays well in all registers.  It is great condition with some minor wear and tear, and has been recently serviced. $6000 negotiable Horn is in Melbourne, contact Tom on 0406 593 332 or email: thomassta@gmail.com  [19 February 2017]




Descant Horns


Alexander 107, bflat/highf, Gold Brass, detachable bell, stopping valve. Very good condition. Includes sturdy Alexander "Cabin Case". WAS $8,500  NOW $8,250 Horn is in Melbourne. Contact Russ takeoutthegarbage01@gmail.com or call Mark - 0408 479 895 ([16 March 2018]




Conn 12-D Bb / F-alto horn with stopping valve. Mint condition. Indestructible Conn case. $5,200 Lee: 02 9876 5544 / 0407 520 774 / bighorn2001@hotmail.com (Sydney/Epping) [19 February 2017]





1925 Vintage Kruspe F Descant with unique Bb Loop.
I had this horn fully rebuilt by Brett Gustafson -- South Australia -- in 2016
Wonderful Provenance on this Kruspe and it plays superbly,
Comes with 2 different " Stiks " ( 5" long lead pipes ) in Nickel Silver & Yellow Brass. Both " Stiks " have their advantages.
The Bb Loop is for the open Bb Harmonics and those missing pedal notes. It is very practical.
Note---- This is not to be regarded as a F & Bb Deskant, the Bb trigger is used only as above. It was installed by Thomas Newell ( Boston Symphony )
Anyone interested in a Deskant needs to try this horn, one of a kind.
All receipts and Provenance from Halstead Music will be supplied to buyer. A brief list of Provenance as follows --
1--- Tibor Schik -- Fritz Reiner -- Phillip Farkas ( more on this to the buyer. )
2--- Thomas Newell --- 3rd Horn Boston Symphony, his name is under a valve cap.
3--- Lowell Greer ---Owned this horn & recorded Brandenburg 1 & Konzertstuk on it.
4 -- Neil Mantle -- Director Scottish Sinfonia & collector of Vintage Kruspe Horns.
I purchased the horn from Halstead Music and in the intervening years had it rebuilt at significant cost.

This 1925 Kruspe is in " As New Condition " mechanically. Plays as new.
If interested, contact me as below. No trial period unless substantial deposit left.
Firm on price, I'm taking a " Bath " at this price, nowhere near what has been spent.
I'm selling as I need to reduce my collection & I have a Triple which I hardly ever use as it is.

-------------- $3800 --------

Colin Mallen--- 02 47391683 --Australia # -- If unanswered, please leave message, I'll get back to you.----- email --- cmallen1@bigpond.com---- Located at Blaxland NSW. [7 April 2018]













Updated Listing Otto Descant: Bb/high F with detachable f loop. Yellow Brass with detachable bell and flat hard case $4,800 Horn is in Sydney. Contact Graham on gnichols@accsoft.com.au or call 0414 762 134 [5 September 2018]





Triple Horns


Alexander 301 Full Triple Gold Brass. Excellent condition. MB-5 Black Leather case included. $16,000 neg. Enquiries to jasenm@australianballet.com.au (Horn is in Melbourne) [23 June 2017]