GBMS hand horn in excellent condition

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  A lightly-used 'entry level' natural horn for those players wishing to acquire basic hand technique skills without having to pay several thousands of pounds for a high-end instrument by Seraphinoff (USA) or Jungwirth (Austria).

  Until a few years ago I always recommended the John Webb 'Bohemian' or 'French' models as a matter of course; however, new Webb horns are no longer available, owing to the sad death of their maker Mr Webb in 2014. Consequently, 2nd-hand examples are rare, commanding high prices. If you simply don’t have that kind of money, this very attractive lacquered yellow-brass generalised French-style reproduction hand horn is ideal as a ‘starter’.

  It has a very narrow bell throat, so that small movements of the right hand have a big effect on the pitch.

  Our current used horn is less than 18 months old and shows very few signs of use, with virtually no lacquer wear. The only reason why it is for sale is that its owner has upgraded to an historical instrument.

  Supplied with SIX crooks, D, E flat, E, F, G and A, plus a single-coil coupler giving C basso in combination with the D crook (NB the smaller crooks are not shown in the photo). Playing at pitches between A 440 and A 435, supplied in a large padded case with detachable crook pockets, this must be the ultimate 'hand horn bargain'.



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GBMS hand horn in excellent condition