Flagship Models

Holton H105 Professional French Horn

Holton’s flagship model.

The world’s finest French horn just got better; the new H105 replaces Holton’s previous H104 flagship model.

The pursuit of perfection has yielded a new-generation French horn of superior performance and superb intonation. The H105′s technological and acoustical flexibility enables the artist to perform in a wide variety of playing situations. Its 2 interchangeable mouthpipes with newly developed tapers make it easy to switch between work in small chamber ensembles and large symphony orchestras. The specially tempered red brass bell produces a rich, dark sound capable of great volume without getting brassy.

Holton horns offer an alternative in design that creates a great experience for the young or advanced players. This kruspe model is the top model that holton makes offering a sound like no other with its bronze construction and interchangeable mouthpipe mechanism.

This Farkas Wrap horn offers a large throat bronze bell and branch with a nickel silver body. In addition, it has an interchangeable leadpipe system for orchestral or chamber brass settings. Holton horns also feature tapered rotors which create longevity for the instrument.

Features

Specifications
KeyBb/F double
PitchA445, with reversible 4th valve to “Bb-F” with independent Bb tuning
Bore11.89 mm (.468")
MouthpipesNewly developed tapers
#3 is .306 venturi
#6 is .310 venturi
Valve rotorsTapered hand-lapped brass with nickel silver outside casings.
Bearing platesTapered brass.
MaterialSolid nickel silver.
SlidesBoth inside and outside are hand-lapped nickel silver with rolled beads; short-length recessed slides for quick removal.
BellLarge-throated hand-hammered specially annealed and tempered bronze, detachable, 12¼” diameter.
MouthpieceGenuine Holton medium-deep cup.
WaterkeyOn each mouthpipe for quick water removal.
CaseUltra compact wood shell case with dual handles and brass hardware.
Lever actionNoiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs.

 

Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn

An artist-quality instrument at a popular price.

An intermediate Kruspe wrap horn, this horn offers a great value for an intermediate horn.

The Holton H379 Series Double Horn is an artist-quality instrument at a popular price. With playing characteristics similar to the Farkas H179 Horn, the Holton H379 features a .468-inch bore combined with a 12.25-inch large throat nickel silver bell for a dark sound with a centered tone and projection. The Holton H379 Series Double Horn includes a case and mouthpiece and is available in nickel silver (H379) finish.

It has playing characteristics similar to the H179 Farkas, but with a darker sound with a good center and projection. Harder nickel silver material responds quickly and sounds brighter up close. Hand-fitted rotary valves are manufactured to precise tolerances to provide quick and effortless response.

The Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn offers the quality and elegance of a truly artistic instrument while remaining a great value for the amateur or aspiring musician. The dark sound and excellent projection of the H379 sets it apart from the similar H179 Farkas French Horn. The hard nickel silver of the instrument gives it a bright sound and makes it a highly responsive instrument. Hand-fitted rotary valves create quick and smooth playing. The Holton H379 also features a Kruspe wrap, a .468” bore, and a 12-1/4” large throat bell. Silver inner and outer slides are also key components of this horn. Enjoy the deep, dark sounds of the Holton H3790 Intermediate French Horn in a nickel silver finish. Mouthpiece and case included.

The Holton H379 Intermediate Double French Horn has a good center and projection. It has hard nickel silver material which responds quickly together with a large throatproviding an open, dark sound. Hand-fitted rotary valves are manufactured to precise tolerances to provide quick and effortless response.

All Holton French Horns, including the single and double models, feature valve rotors that are tapered. This is so that as the valve wears, it automatically seats itself. This includes the bearing surfaces axles on each end of the valve and the bearing plates.

All Holton French Horn bells are made with overlapped seams. This is much more durable than one made with a butt seam. It also produces a better tone and timbre. This is one of the outstanding characteristics on which Holton USA French Horns developed its reputation.

 

Features

Specifications
KeyF/Bb-Bb/F-Tuning, reversible
FinishLacquer
Bore468" bore (11,89 mm)
Bell12.25" Nickel Silver, large throat
WrapKrüspe
RotorsTapered Rotors
BearingsTapered
MaterialSolid Nickel Silver Inner and Outer Slides.
CaseDeluxe Harshell.
MouthpieceHolton Farkas MC.
SlidesNickel silver inner and outer slides
MouthpipeSilver Farkas MC.
ExtrasLightweight Nickel Silver valves, string action

Holton H179 Farkas Series Fixed Bell Double Horn

$4,259.00

The inimitable Holton Farkas.

Holton horns offer an alternative in design that creates a great experience for the young or advanced players. This Farkas model offers independent tuning for convenience allowing the player to tune the Bb side of the horn seperately from the F side. This Farkas Wrap horn offers a medium throat bell with all nickel silver construction. In addition, the Holton Farkas horns all feature an independent tuning slide for the Bb side of the instrument for convenience. Holton horns also feature tapered rotors which create longevity for the instrument.

The Holton H179 Professional Farkas French Horn is regarded among working professionals and leading academics as the flagship of the Holton line. It produces the centered tone sought by all players. True temper makes it a delight to fly over even the most difficult passages. The solid nickel silver edition of the model H179 French Horn has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing Farkas horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the “big horn” artist. The tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close.

Holton- Bb/F double French horn, Farkas The solid nickel silver edition of the H178, model H179 has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the big horn artist the tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close.

The solid nickel silver edition of the H178, model H179 has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the “big horn” artist; the tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close. The most popular Farkas model.

The lowdown: Key of Bb/F double, .468″ bore; 12-1/4″ bell of hand-hammered nickel silver; large-throated .310 venturi of nickel silver; noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel spring; solid nickel silver slides inside and out; tapered hand-lapped brass valve rotors; nickel silver finish.

 

Features

Specifications
KeyKey of F/Bb double.
PitchA445 with independent Bb tuning.
Bore11.89 mm (.468")
Mouthpipes.310 venturi of yellow brass.
MaterialTapered brass Branches, bows and ferrules: Nickel silver. Both inside and out are solid nickel silver.
Lever actionNoiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs.
Valve rotorsTapered hand-lapped brass.
Bell12.25" diameter large-throated hand-hammered nickel silver. Fixed.
WaterkeyOn mouthpipe.
WrapKruspe
LinkageString
CaseYes
MouthpieceFarkas Medium Deep Cup.
OptionsExtra-long main and Bb tuning slides, detachable bell and flat case available as model H279.