SECOND HAND HORNS: AUGUST

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.

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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, 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
BEGINNER LEVEL COMPENSATING DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Primo F/Bb compensating horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. This is an excellent starter student horn, with a narrow leadpipe angle that will really help a smaller player. There are a number of small dents in the bell and the lacquer has worn a little in the most touched areas, but generally in great shape. CN2 725.00
Anborg Como F/Bb compensating double horn. Yellow brass with lacquer. Very nice playing horn. A couple of dents and repair marks in the lacquer, but the lacquer coat otherwise holds up very well. Good hooter! LN76 725.00
Lidl F/Bb compact compensating horn. This small wrap instrument will be ideal for any small player wanting the benefits of a double horn. It plays wonderfully well on both sides of the instrument and is in almost as new condition. 17579 950.00
BEGINNER LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Besson 400 F/Bb full double horn. Silver plated, medium fixed bell, not lacquered. With the exception of tarnishing due to the lack of lacquer, this instrument is in very good condition, with only a couple of dents in the flare. Nice and free-blowing and fairly even between the F and Bb sides, with a very open and low register. 38049 800.00
INTREMEDIATE LEVEL SINGLE HORNS NUMBER £
Besson 604 Bb(/A+-) single horn. Yellow brass, medium fixed bell, lacquered. This instrument is in excellent condition, with just a few marks in the bell and a dent in the nickel hand guard. The valves are very slick and the overall weight is remarkably light. Playing so freely, this will make an excellent starter horn, or spare instrument for a more experienced player. 13437 850.00
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 £
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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Series 4 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquered. This horn is in very good condition, the only noticeable blemish being a repair job on some creasing in the flare, which will always leave scars in the lacquer. Beyond that, this popular student horn plays beautifully and securely across the range of the instrument. The adjustable finger hook and thumb lever provide a flexible left hand position suitable for smaller players if required. 509325 1995.00
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
Conn 10DR F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, with a gold brass bell, fixed bell, lacquered. This instrument is an excellent intermediate horn with a great range and a full, warm sound. Excellent intonation and a very good response. 680174 1800.00
King F/Bb full double horn. Fixed bell, yellow brass, lacquered, comes without a case. An excellent example of the well known King full double horn, plays fantasticall well in all registers. 304266 800.00
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 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 £
Paxman Single Bb(-+A) horn. Yellow brass, large bore detachable bell, mechanical action brass rotors, unlacquered. A great horn for anyone looking to move away from a heavy full double, this single horn is really light to hold but can pack a good punch with the large bell. With just a few dents, it has been looked after very well. 465T2 2200.00
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 £
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
Paxman 20 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium bore fixed bell, cord action brass rotors, with lacquer. This horn is in excellent condition, considering its age, with just a few small dents accompanying the usual lacquer wear. The feel between the F and Bb sides is very similar, particularly towards the top of the range, and the slight resistance lower down gives a wonderful centre to the notes. 8832 4500.00
Paxman 21 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium bore, detachable bell, cord action hollow brass rotors. Originally XL bore nickel with lacquer, the bell, branch and leadpipe were replaced with medium bore yellow brass and the instrument is now mostly unlacquered. It is wonderfully responsive and has a full warm tone throughout. The extra weight of the stopping valve is countered by the light hollow rotors and will prove useful for those quick hand stopped passages! 5721 3900.00
Alexander 103 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. A lovely horn from around 1990, in excellent condition and as ever, with a most beautiful sound. A great pleasure to play in all registers and has been very well looked after. 5276 4250.00
Alexander 403 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquered. The Alexander 403 model is based on their popular 103 but the change valve has been moved to redistribute the weight more centrally. It plays as you would expect from an Alexander and at only 5 years old, you will get a lot of use for your money. With one careful former owner, this horn has been looked after very well and comes with an MB5st case, also in great condition. 24691 5100.00
Conn 8D F/Bb full double horn. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquered. We believe this is an Abilene built instrument, from between 1970 and 1985, and in very good playing condition with an excellent lacquer coat. Notorious for its strength and sound in the lower register this example will not disappoint. 520115 3250.00
Dieter Otto 180K F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquered. This Geyer-wrap instrument is lovely and free to blow. In place of a regular water key it has a Joy Key fitted, with a spare set of filters included. Only a few years old, this would be a great longer term investment. 4911 4850.00
Holton 179 F/Bb full double horn. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquer, comes with case. The 179 has a large throated bell which gives this instrument a wonderful deep, velvety sound. Strong throughout the registers. A couple of small dings and dents and some scratching but has a good lacquer coat. 648027 1900.00
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, large bore, fixed bell, lacquered. A slightly tired looking horn, and perhaps a little forlorn in the way it plays too. A good choice if you are on a tight budget as the horn still plays more than adequately across the range. 539067 1250.00
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

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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL DESCANT HORNS NUMBER £
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 3600.00
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
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 instrument is still in top condition, with just a few soft dents in the bell to mention. An excellent horn that will serve someone very well indeed. 5768 5000.00
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 £
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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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