Holton H278 French Horn

$4,729.00

Excellent horn for chamber orchestra.

Bright, compact feel and sound with outstanding tonal beauty. Bell proportions provide a dark but singing tone with fine legato characteristics. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones and clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes sensitively, clearly, and evenly.

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 H278 Farkas model French Horn offers a right, compact feel and sound with outstanding tonal beauty. Bell proportions provide a dark but singing tone with fine legato characteristics. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones and clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes sensitively, clearly and evenly. Excellent horn for chamber orchestra. The 278 is designed after the widely popular 178 model, only with a detachable bell for easier transport. Includes flat hardshell case.

The Holton H278 Farkas Double French Horn has a compact feel and a bright sound with outstanding tonal beauty from the yellow brassmaterial and medium throat bell. It has aKrüspe wrap and a detachable screw bell for easy transportation and storage.

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
Bore.468" (11.89mm)
BellDetachable screw 12.25" Medium Throat, Yellow Brass.
WrapKrüspe
RotorsHand Lapped, Tapered
BearingsTapered
MaterialYellow Brass
CaseDeluxe Harshell.
ExtrasString action, water key.