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.