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.

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 £
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
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
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. Yellow brass with a medium Series 2 bell. Much of the lacquer has come off, mainly due to the post-manufacture addition of a Series 2 bell. However, that bell really helps give this compensator an excellent, robust, full sound throughout the registers. CN10 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 £
Unfortunately, we have no horns in this section at present
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FULL DOUBLE HORNS NUMBER £
Paxman Series 2 F/Bb full double horn - reverse build. The reverse build, or backwards horn, is ideal for people who have difficulty transmitting commands to their left hand. This horn has a medium fixed bell, yellow brass and no lacquer. With a full register and a great sound, we hope this horn will be the answer you are looking for. 2:8 2000.00
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. 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
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
Yamaha 567 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass horn with gold brass mouthpipe as standard, lacquered, with original case. This example of one of Yamaha's most popular intermediate horns has minimal lacquer wear from holding the horn and a small resoldering job, blows very well and easily across the range of the instrument. 9055 1750.00

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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
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 25 F/Bb full double horn. Medium bell, yellow brass, detachable bell, Minibal lever action, brass rotors, with lacquer. OK aesthetically, with not a lot of lacquer due to its age (built in 1993), but an absolutely superbly playing instrument. Loverly warm sound, excellent high register. Both sides play perfectly, an excellent example of the Paxman brand. 2130 4350.00
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. 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 8D F/Bb full double horn. Nickel-silver, fixed bell, lacquered. This instrument is true to the popular Conn 8D sound, with a full fruity low register. It is in good solid shape, with lacquer wear from regular use and where the ducks foot and finger hook have been moved. 554298 2200.00
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
Holton 178 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, fixed bell, lacquered. This is a great sounding horn with a fantastic facility, wonderful colour throughout the registers. Quite a bit of lacquer wear on the bottom part of the bell, but otherwise in good condition. 703967 2250.00
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
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
Yamaha 668 F/Bb full double horn. Yellow brass, large bore fixed bell, lacquered. This is not the prettiest horn, with a large number of dings, areas of lacquer wear and a small patch in the bell, but it plays with a characteristic full sound and a wonderful low register. 20198 1850.00

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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 £
Schmid F/Bb/eb-alto full triple horn. Yellow brass, detachable bell, lacquered, with MB6 case. A delight to have available, a Schmid Full Triple horn. In excellent condition except the flare which has had some repairs. The body of the horn is in excellent condition and the whole instrument plays exactly how you would expect it to. A perfect instrument for those delicate piannissimo solos! 11059 7500.00
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
Paxman Series 2 F/Bb full double horn - reverse build. The reverse build, or backwards horn, is ideal for people who have difficulty transmitting commands to their left hand. This horn has a medium fixed bell, yellow brass and no lacquer. With a full register and a great sound, we hope this horn will be the answer you are looking for. 2:8 2000.00
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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