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Holton (H281) French Horn

O'Malley Musical Instruments
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Product Description

Holton (H281) French Horn, is capable of eloquent expression over wide dynamic range. It can be played loud without a brassy edge and softly with full tone. The rose brass bell gives it a darker tone than other Farkas horns.

Holton (H281) French Horn offers 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.

This horn is perfect for intermediate students to professionals playing in all sessions and orchestras. The Holton (H281) French Horn is coming on the rise and may soon be a staple in the pro french horn community.

Considered by many to be highly underrated these horns are an affordable entry into the professional market. This H281 is made of lacquered yellow and gold brass and has a detachable bell (Lawson/Alex ring). It is in good condition with average wear on the lacquer and small dings here and there. The compression is excellent at 1.0. This horn was just clean and is ready to go!


Holton (H281) French Horn Specs:

  • Key: F/Bb
  • Bore: .468-inch
  • Bell: 12.25-inch
  • Bell Type: Detachable
  • Bell Throat: Large
  • Bell Material: Hand Hammered Bronze
  • Leadpipe: Standard
  • Leadpipe Material: Yellow Brass
  • Wrap: Kruspe
  • Linkage: String
  • Features: Large Throat Hand Hammered Bronze Bell; Solid Nickel Silver Inner and Outer Slides; Solid Brass Bow and Branches; Tapered Rotors and Bearings; Leadpipe Water Key
  • Case: Deluxe
  • Mouthpiece: Farkas MDC
  • Finish: Lacquer

For a review of the Holton Farkas model see this