Welcome to Halstead Music
Specialists in

and also American, Czech, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Viennese horns! plus horn-related accessories and CDs

99% of horns sold by HALSTEAD MUSIC are personally tried and tested by Tony Halstead

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I currently have no  new horns for sale at the moment, since all the new Finke horns have now sold, being hugely popular, as they are hand-made high quality German horns costing only 65%-75% of the price of comparable horns by (in alphabetical order) Alexander, Paxman and Schmid.  However, 'watch this space'... new Finke horns will be arriving soon, on May 19-20 2018, when I look forward to receiving Models 63, 65 and 69 from Johannes Finke. 

My large stock of used 'modern' French horns and their antique 'ancestors' is probably the largest and the most reasonably priced in the UK.

I act as an agent for customers who wish to sell 2nd-hand instruments, charging a reasonable, flexible commission rate for this service. If you have a French horn you wish to sell, please contact me; however, I reserve the right to reject poor-quality instruments.

My policy regarding the much-discussed topic of ‘restoration/ repair/ conservation’ is: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” After 56 years of professional playing, I am convinced that a small amount of internal surface ‘patina’ in the cylindrical sections of a brass instrument is actually desirable, giving reassuring acoustic feedback to the embouchure.  However, if valves are sticking, I carry out a very mild, non-abrasive cleaning process in the area of the valve-block only.

I perform various other small adjustments and minor repairs myself, and specialist craftspersons carry out more complex repair work.

Halstead Music Ltd acts as an agent only, and accepts no responsibility as a principal.