Holton H177 Professional Farkas French Horn

Equally at home in marching band or orchestra.

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 separately from the F side.

The versatile Model H177 offers a compact feel and bright sound. It includes a hand-fitted rotary valve system, string linkage, separate Bb tuning slide, and a change lever designed to fit the thumb in a natural position. Made of extremely corrosion-resistant nickel silver.

Key of Bb/F double. .46″ bore; 12-1/4″ medium-throated, hand-hammered, nickel silver bell; .310″ venturi of nickel silver; tapered hand-lapped brass valve rotors; nickel silver branches, bows, and ferrules; solid nickel silver slides.


KeyKey of F/Bb double.
PitchA445 with independent Bb tuning.
Bore11.89 mm (.468").
Mouthpipes310 venturi of nickel silver.
Lever actionNoiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs.
Valve rotorsTapered hand-lapped brass Branches, bows and ferrules: Nickel silver Slides: Solid nickel silver.
Bell12.25" diameter medium-throated hand- hammered nickel silver.
WaterkeyOn mouthpipe.
OptionsExtra-long main and Bb tuning slides, detachable bell and flat case available as model H277.