SECOND HAND HORNS: JUNE

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
J Michael 3/4 size children's single Bb horn. A starter instrument for a smaller child looking for a single Bb horn. GJ0028 295.00
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 £
Paxman Academy F/Bb compensating double horn. This instrument is in good playing condition throughout. Some minor dents and scratches. There is some lacquer wear present but this does not affect the playability of the instrument. Comes with Marcus Bonna case. 7120029 1195.00
Paxman Academy F/Bb compensating double horn. An excellent horn for the student looking for something slightly lighter than a full double horn. 7120025 995.00
Paxman Studenti F/Bb compensating double horn. A very popular compensating double from before the Paxman Academy range was available. 1873 795.00
Anborg F/Bb compensating double horn. Yellow brass, lacquer and comes with a case. Very well looked after, a very good lacquer coat all over. Great sound in all the registers, easy to play, comfortable to hold, an ideal horn for the young beginner. LN59 650.00
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. Medium fixed bell, lacquered. A very popular horn at this level. Comes with a case. 626052 1750.00
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
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
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
Alexander 1103 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. With some lacquer wear in the usual places, but this instrument plays very nicely. 10595 4400.00
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 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
Yamaha 667 F/Bb full double horn. The popular Geyer wrap model from Yamaha, fixed bell, yellow brass, lacquered with case. Some scratches and lacquer wear, but a very nice instrument. 3378 2500.00

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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 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 45 dual bore Bb(A-+)/f-alto double descant horn. Medium bore, yellow brass, lacquered, titanium rotors, with leather MB case. Professionally played since new, this horn is in excellent condition. 3007T 5000.00
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 £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
UNUSUAL/COLLECTORS' HORNS NUMBER £
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NATURAL HORNS NUMBER £
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PISTON HORNS NUMBER £
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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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