Holton Farkas H279 Double French Horn, Detachable Bell

Item # DFHH279
| Mfg # H279
| UPC # 020983186751
Our Price: $5,339.00
Retail: $7,991.00 | You Save: 33%
*****5 / 5 (based on 1 Reviews)
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The solid nickel silver edition of the H178, model H179 has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the "big horn" artist; the tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close. The most popular Farkas model. Available with attached bell or detachable bell.

  • Independent tuning system for intonation versatility.
  • All solid nickel-silver
  • One of the first French Horns to have a water key installed on the mouth pipe
  • Small hole on end of water key to attach a string to the end of the water key for a quick release so a player can release water quickly without their hand ever leaving the levers.
  • Levers designed with a short stroke and adjustable string attachment.
  • Fourth lever is considered as one of the most comfortable, easy to operate thumb valves on the market. It is adjustable and has a short stroke.
  • The bell flare produces a mellow tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. The hard nickel responds quickly and sounds brighter up close.
  • Medium Cup Farkas Mouthpiece
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  • *****
  • The Best got Better
  • February 27, 2017
  • By: J. Jones

The addition of a screwbell on to this ultimate classic design makes it all the better. Everything else remains the same, including the great action, the fantastic intonation, and the classic iconic tone. There is simply nothing more to do to this horn, it's the ultimate form for players looking for a time-tested design.

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See Conn-Selmer; Tel: (800) 348-7567; Holton Website; 1 year Parts and Labor

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