B & H 400

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Model 400



Type: F/Bb ‘half double’ (compensating double)



Bell throat profile: medium.


Alloy: lacquered yellow brass


Bell flare: fixed


Lacquer: slightly worn in only the expected places.


Valve compression: good


Visual/ cosmetic condition: generally OK, with just a few


very minor dings that have no effect on the horn’s




Weight: 2.35 kg


Original hard case in 'much-used' but perfectly functional




Holton-Farkas model silver plated mouthpiece in good





Further details: although not a ‘mini-horn’, the Boosey


& Hawkes 400 compensator has a more compact shape


than the rarely-available Paxman Studenti compensator,


weighs about the same, and is a good, relatively


inexpensive upgrade from a mini-horn or a single F.


Its rather small-bore central tubing (11.7mm)


helps a young improving player to produce


a round, centred tone.




NB: for international buyers:

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the price or its shipping and final delivery. It is the responsibility of the buyer/importer to pay these import taxes. Please enquire with your country's customs department to find what these additional costs will be. They are usually collected by the delivering courier company.


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B & H 400