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 £
Paxman Primo single F horn. Small wrap/mini horn for the very young beginner. Yellow brass, lacquer. Very comfortable to hold and a very warm sound. Easy to play, an ideal starter horn. 505023 555.00
Lewington single F horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquer. A great horn with a lovely warm centred tone, it is in great condition having been looked after very well. It is supplied with a longer tuning slide to transpose the horn into Eb, which may help with those Mozart concertos! 46 550.00
Yamaha 314 single F horn. Full size, yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquer. A very strong horn with an excellent, secure F side, a very good choice for a beginner. Some small dents around the left hand position. 001280 750.00
York Artisit single F horn. Yellow brass, lacquered, fixed bell, full size horn. A wonderful low register, ideal for the beginner who is struggling with getting the low notes. NEW LOWER PRICE 217884 395.00
BEGINNER LEVEL COMPENSATING DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Studenti F/Bb compensating double horn. Medium fixed bell in yellow brass, unlacquered. The dents take nothing away from how this excellent instrument plays. This will make a great first double horn for a young player. CN41 650.00
BEGINNER LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
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INTREMEDIATE LEVEL SINGLE HORNS NUMBER £
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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL COMPENSATING DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Series 2 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium fixed bell, cord lever action, unlacquered. In good condition, here we have a trusted second hand horn. Favoured by many teachers, the Series 2 was a stand-out instrument with a wonderful sound. Whilst showing its age, this horn still plays really well. 2:45 2300.00
B&H 400 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquer, fairly large throated bell. A very sturdy instrument, very well built, strong and packs a really good sound. Maybe a little heavy for the very young player but perfect for older students. 01879 995.00
Holton 378 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. The Holton 378 has been a favourite intermediate horn for many players. This example is in very good condition with only a few scratches on the bottom of the bell to note and with a good coat of lacquer. A wonderful rich sound in both upper and lower registers. 690235 1900.00
Hoyer 801 F/Bb full double horn. Standard medium bell horn in silver-plate. The valves play very responsively on this lovely Hoyer instrument, excellent versatility throughout the ranges. Has some dents and scratches in the plating but it really does make a good noise! 290446M 1450.00
Kalison F/Bb full double horn. Fixed bell, yellow brass, lacquered, with case. A horn that is built to last, this instrument plays just as well as its competitors on the market, but is not as light to hold. 1459 1500.00
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 Series 2 Single Bb(A-+) horn. Yellow brass, medium bore, no lacquer. This single Bb is designed on the Paxman professional horn model 10 but is built with a Series 2 bell. We think this is an excellent horn, great sound throughout, free-blowing, with bags of character. 2:72 1900.00
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
Alexander Single Bb(-+A) horn with manual F-extension. Yellow brass, fixed bell and unlacquered. A very nice horn, plays beautifully. Comes in its original Alexander fixed bell case but the stopping side tuning slide is missing; not a problem as the manual F extension takes up this use. A replacement tuning slide is easily ordered from Alexander if wanted. 0780 2300.00
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, fixed bell, brass rotors, string lever action, lacquered. Still in excellent playing order, this medium bell horn plays with a terrific character. It plays evenly throughout all registers with a great sound. The lacquer has certainly seen better days though. 6812 4300.00
Paxman 20 F/Bb full double horn. Gold brass, Europa bore, detachable bell, minibal lever action, brass rotors, lacquered. Also comes with adjustable finger hook and adjustable ducks foot but no case. This horn is ex-demo and only 5 months old. No dents, scratches etc., it is in perfect condition as you would expect a new instrument. Wonderful big, dark sound, this will be someone's dream horn. 5074 6350.00
Paxman 20 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium bore, detachable bell, brass rotors, string lever action, no lacquer. The horn also has nickel-silver slides. Really free-blowing, with a rich sound. Both sides complementing each other. Great all rounder. Being sold without a case. 2914 4600.00
Paxman 25 F/Bb full double horn. Gold brass, large bore, fixed bell, brass rotors, cord lever action, lacquered. A very good horn with a great sound on both the F and Bb sides. Much of the lacquer has worn off and the bell has had crease removal repairs. NEW LOWER PRICE 1861 4000.00
Paxman 25 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, medium bore, detachable bell, brass rotors, cord lever action, lacquered. This model 25 was built in 1992 and comes with a Marcus Bonna MB-5 case. The sound has a strong balance throughout the registers. A couple of dents and scratches, but nothing really too noticeable. 1939 4900.00
Alexander 103 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. Another excellent specimen of this popular model, despite signs of age on the bell and elsewhere (dents and lacquer wear), it still plays as well as you would expect. We don't expect this horn to be around for long. 7729 4650.00
Alexander 103 F/Bb full double horn. Gold brass, detachable bell, no lacquer. In very good playing order with a warm colour throughout its registers. Comfortable to hold and easy to play. Comes in a white, sleek, lightweight Winter/Eastman detachable bell case. Has a couple of small dings and we think the screw ring has taken a knock as removing the flare and putting it on is a little awkward. 4095 4000.00
Conn 8D F/Bb full double horn. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquered. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquered. Yep, we've got one of Conn's favourite horns, the 8D. This instrument was built in 1955 and, considering, is in really very good condition. Notorious for it's strength and sound in the lower register this example will not disappoint. 520115 3250.00
Conn 28D F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. Conn called this 'the 8D with the finest quality brass instead of nickel silver' and it is a joy to play. A great horn with a wonderful noise, free blowing and both F and Bb sides stand well together. Comes from the wonderful 1955 era. 521654 2450.00
Geyer-style F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. An unusual horn this, it has an Alexander bell though it isn't an Alexander, but an as yet unidentified geyer-wrap horn. It has a very large number of patches, scratches and dents. In general it looks in poor condition but then you play it and realise what a wonderful instrument you have. If you don't mind what your horn looks like then this is truely worth considering. LN5 750.00
Holton 177 F/Bb full double horn. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquer, comes with case. The 177 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 178 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered, with case. The 178 is Holton's medium throated horn and is an excellent instrument. This one has been very well looked after, great coat of lacquer with hardly any dents or scratches. You get a lot of horn for your money with this Holton. 588670 2250.00
Holton 178 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. The 178 has a medium throated bell and is a fantastic instrument for all genres. Great low register and a classy high register, this horn is an excellent instrument. Quite a bit of lacquer wear. 619890 2000.00
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, 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
Yamaha 667V F/Bb full double horn. Fixed bell, yellow brass, unlacquered. A great opportunity to own one of Yamaha's finest horns, their 667V custom model. Immediate response, very easy to articulate and project, this horn is a real joy to play. 1067 3750.00

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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 5800.00
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 83 Bb(A-+)/F/f-alto compensating triple horn. Large bell, yellow brass, detachable bell, cord lever action and lacquered. Almost brand new, we bring to the second hand market this superb large bore Paxman compensating horn. A wonderful range with three very complementary independent horns and stopping valve for the Bb horn. This instrument is in excellent condition, just shy of a year old. 5155T 8000.00
UNUSUAL/COLLECTORS' HORNS NUMBER £
J C Labbaye three valve single F piston horn. This horn dates from the 1860s and was previously owned and played by Norman del Mar. The bell is marked as a Raoux (Labbaye bought Raoux in 1857) and is also stamped for the International Exhibition in London in 1862 and imported by W Hanson of Covent Garden. The valve section is by Boosey and is removable, although the tubing extensions to make it a hand horn are missing. It has only one slightly dented and patched crook in F, but plays very nicely. In very good condition for its age, a lovely period instrument and a small piece of history picture 107500 1350.00
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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