Holton H275 Professional Merker-Matic French Horn
Exquisitely crafted, free-blowing in all registers.
The Holton Professional Merker-Matic is a premium double French horn that offers the ultimate in craftsmanship and tonal splendor. Design features such as its newly designed 4th branch, dual bore, and mouthpipe tapers lead professionals to claim an ease of blowing in all registers as well as an exceptionally quick response and a smooth, precise legato. A genuine Holton Farkas MC silver-plated mouthpiece and slim-line wood-shell case are included with the H275 French Horn.
Holton horns offer an alternative in design that creates a great experience for the young or advanced players. This Kruspe wrap 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 Large throat bell with all nickel silver construction. In addition, the Holton Merker-Matic horns all feature an independent tuning slide for the Bb side of the instrument for convenience as well as a dual bore .468″/.460″. Holton horns also feature tapered rotors which create longevity for the instrument. This model also has a detachable bell for the convenience of travel.
The Holton H275 Pro Merker-Matic French Horn is in the key of Bb/F double. Dual bore .468″/.460″; 12.25″ large-throated, hand-hammered, detachable bell; newly developed taper with .306 venturi of nickel silver; tapered hand-lapped brass rotors with nickel silver outside casings; reversible 4th valve; hand-lapped nickel silver slides with rolled beads; fully adjustable finger hook; independent F/Bb tuning; solid nickel-silver finish.
The Holton H275 Merker Double French Horn introduces the best quality craftsmanship with a 4th branch, dual bore and a tapered mouthpipe for ease of blowing. It has a Krüspewrap and solid Nickel Silver material adding to the large throat, detachable screw bellgiving a strong, sonorous sound.
The Merker-Matic, as the Ethel Merker model is affectionately known, is a premium double French horn impeccably crafted to offer the ultimate in craftsmanship and tonal splendor. Design features such as its newly designed 4th branch, dual bore, and mouthpipe tapers lead professionals to claim an ease of blowing in all registers as well as an exceptionally quick response and a smooth, precise legato. For those who prefer a brass horn, the Merker-Matic is available as model H183.
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.
|Key||Key of F/Bb double.|
|Bore||F: .468" (11.89mm), Bb: .46" (11.68mm)|
|Mouthpipe||Newly developed taper with .306 venturi of nickel silver.|
|Bell||Detachable screw 12.25" Large Throat Nickel Silver.|
|Material||Solid Nickel Silver|
|Rotors||Hand Lapped, Tapered|
|Slides||Inside and out hand-lapped nickel silver with rolled bead rings; short-length recessed slides allow quick removal.|
|Case||Deluxe Harshell Slim-line.|
|Mouthpiece||Silver Plated Holton Farkas MC Mouthpiece.|
|Extras||String action, water key on mouthpipe AND 3rd Bb slide.|