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Holton H175 Professional Merker-Matic French Horn

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The Merker-Matic is a premium double French horn that offers the ultimate in craftsmanship and tonal splendor. Design features such as its newly desi...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-10-2017

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The Merker-Matic is a premium double French horn that offers the ultimate in craftsmanship and tonal splendor. Design features such as its newly designed 4th branch, dual bore, and mouthpipe tapers lead professionals to claim an ease of blowing in all registers as well as an exceptionally quick response and a smooth, precise legato. A genuine Holton Farkas MC silver-plated mouthpiece and slimine wood-shell case are included.

Key of F/Bb double, .468" bore; 12.25" medium-throated, hand-hammered, yellow brass detachable bell; .310 venturi of yellow brass; tapered hand-lapped valve rotors; brass branches and bows with solid nickel-silver connecting ferrules; slides are solid nickel-silver inside and outside. Includes silver-plated mouthpiece and slimline wood shell case.

  • Key of F/Bb double
  • Large-thoated, hand-hammered, specially annealed bell with overlapping seam
  • Newly developed taper with .306 venturi of nickel-silver
  • Tapered hand-lapped brass rotors with nickel-silver outside casings
  • Reversible 4th valve
  • Both inside and outside of slides are hand-lapped nickel-silver with rolled beads
  • Fully adjustable finger hook
  • Independent F/Bb tuning
  • Solid nickel-silver
  • Farkas MC silverplated mouthpiece
  • Slimine wood-shell case

To own it is to love it. Order today and play an exceedingly fine instrument.

  • Bell: 12.25" diameter
  • Dual bore .468"/.460"
  • Key: F-Bb
  • Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
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5 Star instrument


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Comments about Holton H175 Professional Merker-Matic French Horn:

Excellent horn in all registers. My register is from contra G to D3 and sometimes to F3. The horn always speaks freely and clearly. Ab2 is sometimes stuffy but that seems to be indemic to most horns. In my younger days the large bore Holten horn was my choice. As one gets older and less powerful the smaller bores work well. After playing for 50 years I still have to practice relentlessly to keep my strength and endurance as sharp and developed as possible. I have owned 4 Farkas Holton horns over the years along with Kruspe and Schmidt. I don't know of any horn that does everything a performer would prefer. Guess thats why I am looking for a decent horn for baroque style compositions as the larger horn is just too much work at this point. One thing I have done over the years is to continue to experiment with small embouchure changes and mouthpieces. The Farkas series of mouthpieces seem well engineered to me. Certainly a good starting place in which to develop ones own needs. And too, the Holton is made in America.!!!

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