JUNGWIRTH Vienna horn 1

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Type: single horn with Viennese double-piston valves.

Crook: F

Bell throat profile: medium

Bore of valve tubing (cylindrical): 11mm, which expands to 11.65mm in the slightly tapered bow of the main tuning slide. Maybe this slightly earlier taper leading into the bell branch accounts for the horn’s excellent high register (?)

Alloy: Yellow-brass; nickel silver tuning slide inner and outer legs. The bell’s garland (‘kranz’), 35mm wide, is nickel silver.

Bell flare: fixed

Valve compression: excellent

Weight: 1.82 kg / 4lb 2oz

Case: original Jungwirth gig-bag with an internal pocket for the crook, a side pocket and a shoulder strap.

Further details: A really lovely Vienna horn with no ‘wolf notes’ and a superb, intense, warm and singing sound. As the instrument is 2nd hand, there are just a few tiny and insignificant dings, hardly noticeable, which have no effect on its playing.

NB: In traditional Viennese fashion, there is no finger hook; however, since the horn is unlacquered, a hook could be fitted by a brass craftsman without blemishing the brass in the area of the left hand.

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JUNGWIRTH Vienna horn 1