JUPITER 452DL, size-adjustable

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Jupiter 452DL ‘Hornett’  

A Single Bb or F ‘expanding / contracting’ horn. Its ingenious construction permits its ‘hand hold’ to be adjusted so that it can be played in 4 different configurations, as follows:

¾ size F; ¾ size Bb; full size F; full size Bb.

In the photos, it is shown as a compact size F horn.

The Jupiter JHR-452DL horn comes with both sets of tuning slides for a single F or a single Bb horn. It is ergonomically designed for medium or small hands, owing to its movable set of rotors, which can be configured as either a full-size horn, or a compact-size horn for children or adults with shorter fingers.

I consider this to be a very fine engineering achievement in itself, quite apart from the instrument’s excellent playing qualities.  Its finger hook, duck’s foot and thumb rest are all adjustable, for maximum playing comfort (special Allen key supplied).

The horn is made of lacquered yellow brass and nickel silver, with a gold brass (corrosion resistant) leadpipe and a good silver-plated mouthpiece.

 It comes in an extremely protective (but heavy) case.

NB: The current new price of this horn ranges from £1,150 to £1,250 depending on the retailer. Our price for this 'as-new' horn is less than 33% of that!

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JUPITER 452DL, size-adjustable