SECOND HAND HORNS: APRIL

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 £
Besson 601 single Bb horn. Small wrap/mini horn for the very young beginner. Yellow brass, lacquer. A wonderful little horn to start on and at an excellent price. 6659 300.00
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 Studenti F/Bb compensating double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, unlacquered. This instrument is in excellent playing condition, with a lovely warm tone. There are very few blemishes in the horn, but the appearance could be much improved with plenty of polish and elbow grease! CN74 675.00
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
BEGINNER LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
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 £
B&M Champion F/Bb compensating double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. With a nice clear tone and less weight than many full double horns, this will be a great instrument to progress on. Unusually there is a separate tuning slide for the Bb side of the horn. While there is some lacquer wear in the usual places, this instrument is in great shape. 257890M 1100.00
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Academy F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. Only a few years old, this horn blows beautifully and is in excellent condition, with just a small repair to the bell. It will be a wonderful first double horn for a very healthy price. 508791 1100.00
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 6D F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. A horn which plays with a nice warm tone, it has picked up a fair share of battle scars from use over the years, particularly the bell, but will continue to provide good service for a few more years yet. 412649 1400.00
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
Holton 378 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. In good condition with an excellent lacquer coat. Blows very well in all registers and makes the distinctive Holton sound that so many teachers welcome. 576667 1825.00
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
Sebastian Buckley F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass body, gold brass fixed bell, lacquered and comes with a soft gig bag. Designed after the award-winning Alexander 503 french horn, this plays well in all registers. 55 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, medium bore detachable bell, cord action titanium rotors, with lacquer. Only a couple of years old, this instrument is in excellent condition, with just a few marks in the lacquer. This horn has a fitting for a duck's foot and is being sold without a case at a fraction of the price of a new instrument. 5126T 6250.00
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 21 F/Bb full double horn. Nickel silver, extra large bore detachable bell, cord action brass rotors, lacquered. A wonderful big horn, ideal for anyone looking for that full 1980s LSO sound! The instrument is in excellent condition, having been relacquered after a few patches were fitted. There is no finger hook, countered by the fitting of a duck's foot, with a lyre box and lyre also included. 8741 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
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
Holton 181 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass body with a fixed gold brass bell and a very good lacquer coat. I had fun testing this horn, a great utility instrument with a lovely sound and easy playability. Good projection in all dynamics and a fluid response with the valves. Be prepared to use lots of air though, this is a large bell. 696982 1800.00

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PROFESSIONAL LEVEL DESCANT HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman 40 Bb(A-+)/f-alto full double descant horn with stopping valve. Yellow brass, large bore, fixed bell, cord lever action, titanium rotors, lacquered. This descant horn is in excellent condition with the lacquer holding up very well indeed. Excellent volume and range, this horn would be at home in any section. 3846T 5300.00
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 descant Bb(A-+)/f-alto full double descant horn with stopping valve and manual F-extension. Large bore, gold brass, detachable bell, cord action hollow brass rotors. This is a lovely instrument to play, with the open f-alto site balancing very well with the Bb horn. It is in great condition for its age, with just the usual lacquer wear from use and the odd minor repair. 8761 4000.00
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
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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