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Maker: Henri SELMER, Paris

Model: Compensating double French horn in F/Bb with 3 piston valves and a rotary 4th valve.

Bell flare: detachable

By the 1960s, the loyalty of the French to their traditional piston-valved single F horns was being severely tested by the increasing demands of modern conductors and composers.  Selmer's elegant solution was to develop a compensating double piston horn, with input from Lucien Thévet, one of the great players of the 20th century.  This example, in excellent condition, features an ascending third valve - a system which offers a number of advantages in terms of tuning and security in the high register, and still remains the choice of many French musicians.

The horn comes with a flat case and a Selmer #4 mouthpiece, together with two adapters to fit most present-day mouthpieces.



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