Holton H180 Farkas French Horn

A rich and resonant orchestral instrument.

Free-blowing horn with rich and resonant intonation. Bell and branch are made of a special brass alloy for slightly darker tonal coloring. Good projection. Model H180 is an excellent orchestral horn with dark sound and bright overtones.

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 large throat yellow brass bell with nickel silver inner and outer slides. 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.


KeyKey of F/Bb double.
PitchA445 with independent Bb tuning.
Bore11.89 mm (.468")
Mouthpipes.310 venturi of yellow brass.
MaterialSolid brass branches and bows with nickel silver ferrules. Slides are solid nickel silver inside and out.
Lever actionNoiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs.
Valve rotorsTapered hand-lapped brass.
Bell12.25" diameter large-throated hand-hammered yellow brass.
WaterkeyOn mouthpipe.
OptionsExtra-long main and Bb tuning slides, detachable bell and flat case available as model H280.