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French Horns

The JP range of French Horns includes a selection of single, compensating and double instruments aimed at providing maximum choice to players. We understand that there are varying opinions about the best configuration of French Horn to use for learning and progression, and as a result have developed a wide range suitable for any approach.

The JP161 is a single Bb French Horn with a small wrap design, ideal for players with smaller hands. This instrument also features adjustable 'duck's feet' which help support younger players who may struggle with a heavier instrument. The JP161 is recommended by Ian Smith of the Royal Ballet Symphonia who described it as "the best student instrument I have tried by a long way.". The JP162 F French Horn and JP163 Bb/F French Horn are both similar in terms of specification to the JP161, however the JP162 F French Horn plays in the key of F (rather than Bb) and the JP163 Bb/F French Horn features a compensating system enabling it to play in both Bb and F.

The remaining JP Rath models have been developed alongside Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. See the JP Rath collaborations page for further information about our partnership.

The JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn is available in both a fixed bell and detachable bell version (JP261D RATH) and is configured in a full double layout. This enables players access to the full Bb & F tuning scales.The JP261 & JP261D RATH feature an exclusive Rath design leadpipe and adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever. Both models are created using high grade 80:20 brass and are supplied with a JP Mouthpiece and lightweight case.

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JP263 RATH Bb/F French Horn is a fully compensating model featuring Rath leadpipe and adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever. Chris Morley (French Horn in Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) described the JP263 RATH as "well balanced and light which is ideal for the younger player. The valves are particularly good; the mechanical action is precise giving a very positive feel. The intonation is secure in all registers making the notes straightforward to slot into place."

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JP161 Bb French Horn
 
JP162 F French Horn
 
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
 
JP164 Bb/F Double French Horn
JP161 Bb French Horn
 
JP162 F French Horn
 
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
 
JP164 Bb/F Double French Horn
 
JP165 Single F French Horn
 
JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn
 
JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn
 
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn
JP165 Single F French Horn
 
JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn
 
JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn
 
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn
 
JP905 Bb Mini French Horn
JP905 Bb Mini French Horn
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