SECOND HAND HORNS: MAY

The following list of second hand horns is divided into catagories according to the standard of instrument, i.e. beginner/intermediate/professional. We have attempted to give a description of the condition of each horn. Lacquer wear is purely cosmetic and does not effect the tone quality of the horn. Full double and compensating horns of the same manufacturing quality are on a par - it is a misconception to think of compensators as inferior.

The Paxman staff will be happy to help with any questions you may have, or send a photo of a horn you may be interested in, just phone: (0)20 7620 2077 or email.

The prices shown are in pounds sterling. VAT is not normally applicable to second hand horns.

PAXMAN CAN E-MAIL A PICTURE OF A PARTICULAR HORN ON REQUEST

Beginner SingleBeginner CompensatingBeginner Full Double
Intermediate SingleIntermediate CompensatingIntermediate Full Double
Professional SingleProfessional CompensatingProfessional Full Double
DescantTripleUnusual/Collectors' • Natural Piston

BEGINNER LEVEL SINGLE HORNS NUMBER £
Alliance Lafleur single F horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, unlacquered. A good solid instrument which is in excellent shape, with a narrow mouthpipe angle and small finger hook which can really help a young beginner. 9367 475.00
Anborg single F horn - reverse build. Yellow brass, fixed bell, no lacquer, full size. A beginner horn for a new student looking to play the horn but who has a problem with their left hand or arm. The horn is in excellent condition and plays perfectly well. 56356 725.00
BEGINNER LEVEL COMPENSATING DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
BEGINNER LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Lidl F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, standard bell, lacquered. The lacquer is all but come off and the left hand position is a little uncomfortable but this horn has a stunning sound. Very even throughout the registers. An excellent starter horn. 30536 850.00
INTREMEDIATE LEVEL SINGLE HORNS NUMBER £
Sansone Bb(+) single horn. Yellow brass, medium fixed bell. An easy playing horn with a light response. In very good condition and with the A valve - a very useful addition. 3064 900.00
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COMPENSATING DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Conn 6D F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. A slightly smaller sound than the 10DR but still a very confident instrument. In excellent order with only a few minor dings. Lacquer is around 70% missing on the bottom of the horn where it rubs on the legs and on the top where the right hand carries it. 391572 1350.00
Holton 378 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium fixed bell with lacquer. The lacquer is in good condition apart from some wear in high contact areas. There are a few small dents which have little effect on the way the instrument plays. The horn has a good warm tone with excellent dynamic range. Supplied in a Gator lightweight rucksack case. 662536 1600.00
Holton 378 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. The Holton 378 is a very well regarded intermediate horn and this one is in excellent condition with a good lacquer coat. Good registers, excellent dynamics and a really warm sonorous sound. 639197 1800.00
Holton 378 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. This is in almost as new condition, it has obviously been very well cared for. The 378 is a very rewarding instrument, allowing the player to use lots of air to create a full, rich sound. This horn also comes with a few accessories (a mute, oils and a spare mouthpiece). 692249 1800.00
Reynolds Contempura F/Bb full double horn. Fixed bell, yellow brass, lacquered. This horn has a wrap similar to the Holton 378, but with two tuning slides on the F side of the instrument, like the Holton professional level horns. This instrument has some regular signs of use, but it is in great shape and plays very well indeed across the whole range. The left hand position may not be suitable for a player with small hands. 215972 1250.00

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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL SINGLE HORNS NUMBER £
Alexander Single F with stopping valve. Gold brass, fixed bell, unlacquered. An interesting horn with its in-built stopping valve. Very easy to play, it has a lovely sound in the top register and has plenty of life in the bottom register. Excellent playing condition and has been well looked after. LN5 1900.00
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL COMPENSATING HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman 33 F/Bb compensating double horn. Yellow brass, large bore, detachable bell, cord action titanium rotors, with lacquer. Extra water key, no case. Professionally owned from new, this horn can be heard on many soundtracks including the horn solos in the Harry Potter movies and Star Wars episode III plus many more. 3909T 5500.00
Compensating horn (no brand) F/Bb(A-+). Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquered. Perhaps 30 years old or so, this horn has been well looked after and plays very well on both sides. 22 1500.00
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman 20 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, large bore fixed bell, cord action brass rotors, with lacquer. This horn is in reasonable condition with just the usual marks collected through good use, while the specially engraved valve caps add a little something extra! The traditional full Paxman large sound is available throughout the range, but especially fruity at the bottom. 4884 4350.00
Alexander 1103 F/Bb full double horn. Gold brass, fixed bell, lacquered. Comes with the original Alexander crocodile style fixed bell case. A lovely warm sound, excellent production and clarity in all the ranges. This horn is in excellent condition, it has obviously been very well cared for and despite a few tiny dings, looks as good as a new instrument. 16303 4950.00
Alexander 1103 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. Comes in the original Alexander crocodile style fixed bell case with a canvas cover. This horn was purchased from Paxman in 1967, but we are not sure if it was purchased new or pre-owned at the time. It is certainly an early design of the model 1103 but don't let the age take anything away from this horn as it plays superbly, an excellent instrument. Either the finger hook took some damage or it has been moved as there is obvious repairwork around it, but otherwise a very well looked after horn. 1967
(year bought, not serial number)
4000.00
Holton 179 F/Bb full double horn. Nickel silver, fixed bell, lacquer and comes with a case. A horn with good centre and projection, the larger tapers of the bell and branches produce a big, dark, rich tone. Quite a bit of lacquer wear and some areas of noticeable repairs. 399647 1830.00
Holton 179 F/Bb full double horn. Nickel silver, fixed bell and comes with a case. This french horn is in good playing order. About 95% of the plating has worn away but this horn creates a nice full sound and the mechanism is in full working order. 547983 1550.00
Holton 180 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, large bore fixed bell, with around 50% lacquer coat. This horn has a lovely warm sound and a wonderful dynamic range. 501244 1690.00
Holton 180 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, large bore fixed bell, lacquer. There is a fair amount of lacquer loss from years of good use, plus evidence of repair. However, this does not affect how this free-blowing horn feels to play. It comes with a duck's foot fitted and it is in its original Holton fixed bell case. 611977 1750.00
Holton 183 Merkermatic F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, extra-large throated hand-hammered fixed bell, lacquered and comes with a Holton case. This french horn is in great condition for its age. The valves are in good order as is the lacquer. This french horn would make a lovely instrument for the aspiring professional. 661952 2895.00
Holton 291 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium detachable bell, no lacquer. This Holton strays away from their preferred Knopf wrap horn and offers us a very well built Geyer horn. Good sound throughout the instrument and very quick valve levers. 598286 2200.00

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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL DESCANT HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman descant Bb(A-+)/f-alto full double descant horn with stopping valve. Gold brass, medium bore fixed bell, unlacquered. Built in 1976 but rarely used, this horn is still in top condition, with just a few soft dents in the bell to mention. An excellent horn which will serve someone very well indeed. 5768 5000.00
Paxman 40 Bb(A-+)/f-alto full double descant horn with stopping valve. Yellow brass, medium bore, detachable bell, minibal action brass rotors, lacquered. No case. Regularly used on some of the leading movie soundtracks recorded in the UK, this horn is an excellent instrument and still in wonderful condition. 4528 5750.00
Paxman 42 Bb(A-+)/f-alto double descant horn. Medium bore, yellow brass, detachable bell. The model 42 uses the interesting ascending 3rd valve, rather complicated to begin with but you soon realise what a clever idea it is and how helpful. 1737 4000.00
Paxman 42 Bb(A-+)/f-alto double descant horn with stopping valve and manual F-extension. Large bore, nickel silver, detachable bell, cord lever action, lacquered. The model 42 incorporates the 3rd ascending valve so it takes a little while getting used to using alternative fingerings on this horn, but once you've mastered this you understand the idea behind the ascending system. Nice big sound, excellent alto side and a faultless Bb side. 48310 4200.00
Paxman 45 Bb(A-+)/f-alto full double descant horn with stopping valve. Detachable bell, yellow brass, medium bore. An excellent descant horn, makes a beautiful sound and the alto side is a great match to the Bb side. Also comes with an F-extension. 2788 5100.00
Paxman 60 Bb(A-+)/bb-soprano full double descant horn with stopping valve. Large bell, nickel silver, detachable bell, cord lever action, no lacquer. In good condition both playing and aesthetically. An ideal addition to your collection for the perilous Haydn symphonies and Bach cantatas. 2804 3450.00
Holton 200 Bb(+)/f-alto full double descant horn. Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquer. Comes with a case. The model 200 is a very well regarded copy of the old-style Paxman descant horn. The bell size is medium-large and the lacquer has worn quite a lot. Plays with a big sound, easy to play on both Bb and f-alto sides. Both sides complement each other. A very good instrument indeed. 564549 3000.00
TRIPLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman F/Bb/f-alto full triple horn. Gold brass, medium detachable bell. Has lost much of its lacquer but retained all of its character. A lovely warm sound throughout the instrument. The F basso has a fullness in colour and produces an excellent bottom register whilst the f-alto side adds a very delicate top register. A wonderful old-style triple horn with all three independent horns playing right in the centre. 8701 5290.00
Paxman F/Bb/f-alto full triple horn. Gold brass body, large nickel silver detachable bell, not lacquered. Unfortunately we do not know an awful lot about this instrument as it has had a new bell added and the original bell-stay with the serial number is not with the horn. We believe the bell is the same as used on Conn 8Ds and is actually a wonderful complement to this horn. We think it would have been built in the middle to late 1960s. All three sides are excellent to play and certainly have not lost any character or sound over the years. The horn comes with a ducks foot but without a finger hook, but a new finger hook can be added for not much extra. None known 5000.00
UNUSUAL/COLLECTORS' HORNS NUMBER £
Anborg single F horn - reverse build. Yellow brass, fixed bell, unlacquered, full size. A beginner horn for a new student looking to play the horn but who has mobility issues with their left hand or arm. The horn is in excellent condition and blows perfectly well. 56356 725.00
NATURAL HORNS NUMBER £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
PISTON HORNS NUMBER £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present

E&OE

Second hand horns are not supplied with a mouthpiece unless one was left with the instrument by the previous owner.

Second hand horns are supplied in the cases left with the instrument by the previous owner unless otherwise stated.

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