Bright, compact feel and sound with outstanding tonal beauty. Bell proportions provide a dark but singing tone with fine legato characteristics. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones and clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes sensitively, clearly and evenly. Excellent horn for chamber orchestra.

Key: F-Bb
Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
Bore: 11.89 mm (.468")
Mouthpipe: .310 venturi of yellow brass
Lever action: Noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs
Valve rotors: Tapered hand-lapped brass
Bearing plates: Tapered brass
Material: Brass branches and bows, solid nickel silver connecting ferrules
Slides: Both inside and out are solid nickel silver
Bell: 12.25" diameter medium-throated hand-hammered yellow brass
Waterkey: On mouthpipe
Options: Extra-long main and Bb tuning slides, detachable bell and flat case available as model H278