Holton H176 Merker Matic Series Double French Fixed Bell

Ethel Merker Series.

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 bronze bell and main branch. 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 Merker-Matic Series Double French Horns were developed in cooperation with Horn legend Ether Merker. The Holton Merker Series Horns feature a variety of bell designs for a variety of tonal sound and response plus heavyweight valve caps for added mass and resonance.

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. It is also available as a screw bell model.


KeyKey of F/Bb double.
PitchA445 with independent Bb tuning.
BoreF: 11.89 mm (.468") Bb: 11.68 mm (.460")
MouthpipesNewly developed taper with .306 venturi of nickel silver.
Lever actionMechanical, short stroke with stainless steel springs.
Valve rotorsTapered hand-lapped brass with nickel-silver outside casings Bearing plates: Tapered brass.
Bearing platesTapered brass.
MaterialSolid nickel silver.
Bell12.25" large-throat bronze bell.
CaseDeluxe wood-shell double case.
WaterkeyOne on mouthpipe and one on 3rd slide.
OptionsAvailable with detachable bell as H176MSB; with string linkage, fixed bell as H176; with string linkage, detachable bell as H176SB