Top Rated
Holton Logo
SKU 
460392000000000

Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn

  • Write a Review

The Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn is the same as model H179, but with a detachable bell. Farkas models are regarded among working profe...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-27-2017

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)

  • Shipping (48 Contigous U.S. States)
    FREE WITH FIRST CHAIR REWARDS
  • Your Price :
    $5,3390.00
  Reserve Now Notify Me When This is in Stock
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 26,695 reward points.

Recommended Accessories
OVERVIEW

With detachable bell.

The Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn is the same as model H179, but with a detachable bell. Farkas models are regarded among working professionals and leading academics as the flagships of the Holton fleet. These French Horns produce the truly centered tone sought by all, and its true temper makes it a delight to fly over even the most difficult passages. The solid nickel silver edition model H279 has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing horn features a rich, dark sound designed for the "big horn" artist. The tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The H279 French Horn's 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.

FEATURES
  • Key of Bb/F double
  • .468" bore
  • Detachable 12-1/4" bell of hand-hammered nickel silver
  • .310 venturi of nickel silver
  • Noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel spring
  • Tapered hand-lapped brass valve rotors
  • Slides are solid nickel silver inside and out
  • Nickel silver finish
Reviews
Questions & Answers View All
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
HoltonH279 Farkas Professional French Horn
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the young artist!

By 

from Richmond, VA

Site Member

Comments about Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn:

In my opinion, there isn't a better horn out there for a young student. I played on this horn for 6 years throughout high-school and early undergrad. The valves offer smooth, velvety transitions between pitches, and the horn itself has the most even timbre throughout the entire range of the instrument. I would not recommend this horn, however, for a semi-pro, professional artist. For that level of playing, this horn lacks depth, quickness in response, and clarity. But, as long as you are not playing the Weber Concertino, this one is an excellent choice!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This product never lets me down!

By 

from Ashland, KY

Site Member

Comments about Holton H279 Farkas Professional French Horn:

I love my Holton Farkas! I received it about a year ago for my 15th birthday as a sophomore and as a high school junior, age 16, I've never had a complaint with it's performance! I study privately and my instructor in fact said it was a great horn. I advise anyone who's looking into the matter, to get one!!

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

Questions & Answers

© Woodwind & Brasswind. All rights reserved.     Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Statement

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.