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Horn Case/Gig Bag

Reunion Blues gig bag. It's in great condition and I am wanting to sell it for $50 plus postage and handling if required. I am located in Melbourne.  I can be contacted at nola.louis@hotmail.com And 0478 834 083 [24 November 2015]


Single Horns

Blitz Single F "is light weight very responsive and has a screw off bell. I have given it a good thorough test with my students and valves are great. marcus bonna style case (wouldnt suggest you give it a drop test but they seem solid) $1200" Contact Chris on chowes12@yahoo.com or 0414 512 640 Horn is in Sydney [19 November 2015]


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Compensating Double Horns

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Full Double Horns

Blitz Double "is light weight very responsive and has a screw off bell. I have given it a good thorough test with my students and valves are great. Marcus bonna style case (wouldnt suggest you give it a drop test but they seem solid) The double is a good replacement for the semi professional horn. It is a Geyer wrap $3200" Contact Chris on chowes12@yahoo.com or 0414 512 640 Horn is in Sydney [19 November 2015]



"I sell my Conford 28 double. It made yellow brass alloy,unlacquered, goldbrass leadpipe, two waterkeys, detacthable bell, miniball system. No dings or dents, clean in (ultrasonically) and out. Valves compression are perfect, rotors are go smooth. Valves are in line! The full register is open, up and down, both, Bb and F side are excellent, very centered notes, secure high register, easy and clear pianissimos.  I sell it, because financial reason, my horn is ready from the waiting list, now and I have to pay it, I am not able to own two horns unfortunately. I won two auditions during this time with this horn. Feel free to ask any question, email, or skype me. I can send additional photos. The horn is located in Budapest, you can try it in Vienna too. mate.borzsonyi@gmail.com +36304104038" [18 November 2015]






New Listing Dürk D3 French Horn http://www.duerkhorns.de/en/duerkhorns/double-horns/model-d3/ Full Double F/Bb. Simular layout to the ever popular Alexander 103.
Lacquered body, Unlacquered bell. "Handcraftsmanship paired with the most modern technology - the D3. The bell and bell branch are manufactured in a single piece. Uniform material thickness throughout the complete instrument allows it to respond evenly in all registers. Powerful fortes or floating pianos - the D3 leaves no wish unfulfilled. The standard, interchangeable lead pipe system enables you to produce a wide variety of tone qualities - an instrument as individual as the person playing it.
Made in Dietmar Dürk's small workshop in Dromersheim, Germany. A former employee of Alexander, Dürk uses lead to bend his own bells, even though the time and cost involved is much greater than with other methods. The extra work has been proven to have a positive effect on tone quality and durability. In establishing their line of instruments, Dietmar Dürk and his staff have followed the example of well-known, long-standing instrument builders, integrating the ideas of a younger generation while carrying on the tradition of hand-built instruments." Gold Brass. This instrument has been maintained with the utmost care and attention. Its Layout gives it similar properties as the Alexander 103 model, with a few important differences: The Bell and "branch" are made as a single piece, meaning one less join to impede the reverberation, resonance and free-blowingness of the instrument. The leadpipe is removable/exchangeable! I ordered the horn with all three different sized leadpipes (1, 2, and 3), which means that together with mouthpiece choice, the instrument has the flexibility to be more customised and individualised than anything else on the market for the same price. With the simple unscrewing of three screws and a bolt, it takes about 3-5 minutes to swap a lead pipe over. For easy transportation and care I have made an extra little carry case for the two lead pipes that aren't on the instrument, which also comes with two protective "socks", the right sized allen key for the bolt, and a few spare bolts if the one you're using goes bouncing off under the couch, never to be seen again, during a swap over. The thumb lever has a uniball clamp, making it adjustable in three different dimensions. It is also easily changeable to sit in either F of Bb. I have had an extra adjustable finger hook added (yes, two finger hooks). This was done for extra ergonomic support while I was recovering from a finger injury, but I liked it so much I kept it. There maybe some complications fitting it the case I intend to sell it in, but nothing that cant be remedied once I know your preferences as the case can be customised, and the second finger hook can be removed at no extra cost to yourself. The valves and slides are maintained frequently and given a full service every year and hence are in perfect working order.
Here is what many high caliber players think of the D3: http://www.duerkhorns.de/?id=52&L=1 I am the first owner of this instrument. It was made to order in 2013 and cost a substantial amount to get into the country. $8000 Ashley Skyring 0423 652 651 ashleyskyring@gmail.com Mt Warren Park, QLD [6 April 2016]







New Listing Holton H180 double French Horn Excellent horn- especially for students. Has been well looked after - only 2 owners and has recently been fully serviced and restrung. F/Bb Double Includes hard case, valve oils, two mouthpieces and a range of sheet music books. $4000 negotiable Located in Perth, Australia. Can be shipped at expense of buyer. Contact Shannon Brown shannonverabrown.96@gmail.com 0448 790 663 [18 January 2016]






New Listing Engelbert Schmid French Horn. Full Double F/Bb with A stopping valve. http://www.engelbert-schmid-horns.com/index.php/en/french-horns
Lacquered body. Unlacquered bell. Exceptional craftsmanship. Gold Brass. This instrument has been maintained with the utmost care and attention. The medium bore and Geyer-wrap layout gives it wonderfully centered intonation across the entire range, from double pedal C (two ledger-lines below bass clef in new notation) to super F (three ledger-lines and a space above the treble clef). The valves have been maintained frequently, given a full service every 2 years and are immaculate, fast, smooth, quiet, easy. The string mechanism makes them easily adjustable to be perfectly ergonomic for you hand. The slides have been maintained with the same amount of care and are equally immaculate and smooth. Noble sound. Smooth slurs. Excellent dynamic range without getting "blatty" or harsh at fff
Features: Spun, unlacquered bell http://www.engelbert-schmid-horns.com/index.php/en/bells . The bell has been polished for sale, but will tarnish over time and look something like this bell; http://www.all-brass-instruments.com/uploads/brass/22/230409490686-1.jpg  String valves http://www.engelbert-schmid-horns.com/index.php/en/mechanics  The A stopping valve is a very useful addition. When playing stopped on the Bb side it removes the need to transpose! The main tuning slide is "double extendable" which can be used to put the instrument in E/A, though it takes careful reworking of the valve tuning slides and is better in some registers than in others.
There are a couple of minor surface blemishes but these are barely noticeable aside when looking for them. These are not at all noticeable to the audience. Two water keys. Leather palm guard. The thumb key sits in F (meaning, that if you're not pressing any valves, the instrument is in F). This is due to the ergonomics of the A stopping valve. It can be swapped by ordering a replacement valve from Mr Schmid, but this is not recommended.  Comes in a Black Macus Bonna MB5 case http://www.mbcases.com.br/en/products/mb5/ (one broken but repairable "handle strap"). Comes with some spare valve string, some Hetman rotor oil (the one she likes), polishing cloth, lacquer polish, and one mouthpiece (I have many to choose from. We'll do our best to find something desirable). $8000 Ashley Skyring 0423 652 651 ashleyskyring@gmail.com Mt Warren Park, QLD [6 April 2016]





New Listing" Sterling Bb/F double. In very good condition, no dents. Has only been used a few times. Comes in a hard case. Asking $600 ono. Please call Mark - 0409 137 850" Brisbane [31 March 2016]





Updated Listing Yamaha 667VS (handmade, professional series, full double horn) in excellent condition with black MB5 case. This horn has had two owners since its manufacture date in 2006. A beautiful horn to play, with easy access to every register. Played from the last few years of my Bachelor's degree, some years of freelancing and start of my Master's degree. Full service (300 Euros invoice will be supplied) completed in August 2015. Horn is in excellent condition, with some lacquer wear on the inside of the bell and on some of the slides. Located in Germany, however, if you would like any more information please don't hesitate to email me. Buyer would be required to pay for shipping, however if sold in Australia or Europe, there is a possibility of it being delivered in person. $6000 O.N.O Contact Jessica on jess.hornplayer@gmail.com  [2/3/2016]





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  [18/11/15]




Descant Horns


Conn 12-D Bb / F-alto horn with stopping valve. Mint condition. Indestructible Conn case. $5,500 neg. Lee: 02 9876 5544 / 0407 520 774 / bighorn2001@hotmail.com (Sydney/Epping) [18 November 2015]






Paxman Descant, Full Double Model 40XL Bore: XL. Alloy: Nickel Silver. Bell: Detachable. Lacquer: yes, with normal wear. Case: Alexander Alligator Skin Hard Case. Condition: Excellent. Other Details: Comes with a Lawson Ambronze Bell. Extra large bore; has had the stopping valve removed. I purchased this from John Clark (NY) in 2002. From the '70's with the earlier configuration. In very good condition, it's been regularly serviced. Lacquer shows wear, as is to be expected in a working instrument. No Dings. Very fast and responsive horn. Located in Sydney, Australia. Will post internationally, at buyer's expense. Extras Included: Alexander Alligator Skin Hard Case $5,400 Contact Stephen on stephenmorley@iprimus.com.au [14 September 2015]




Paxman 40L b flat/f alto double descant in excellent condition, fixed bell with stopping valve. Made in 1985, one of the last of this configuration. The valves are fast and quiet and the horn plays beautifully in all registers. A very fine example of this model, sad to see it go but I just don't use it enough. I had the optional F extension made in around 2004. $7000 with F extension or $6500 without, horn is in Perth. David Evans 0414993144 or email: dave@snavedivad.com [18 November 2015]





Updated Listing Otto Descant: Bb/high F with detachable f loop. Yellow Brass with detachable bell and flat hard case $5,500 Horn is in Sydney. Contact Graham on gnichols@accsoft.com.au or call 0414 762 134 [2 February 2016]





Triple Horns


none at the moment