KING 'EROICA' with detachable bell flare

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Sometimes described as ‘the world’s most free-blowing double horn’, the King ‘Eroica’ is a nickel-silver Kruspe style full double horn with a large bell-throat and a huge dynamic range. 

Designed in the early 1970s by the legendary USA horn maker and acoustician George McCracken, as a serious production-line competitor to the ubiquitous Conn 8D, the ‘Eroica’ incorporates a more ‘open’ design than the 8D, its gentle curves ensuring a wonderful freedom-of-blow and a very centred high register. 

Our current example, weighing only 2.53 kg, is in excellent all-round condition, having been fully overhauled and re-lacquered by Paxman recently; furthermore, its formerly 'fixed' bell was converted to 'detachable'.

It produces a brighter and clearer sound than that which one normally expects from this model. Having sold several 'Eroicas' during the past few years, I can definitely say that this is absolutely the finest one!

Its case is an almost-new PROTEC with back-pack straps.



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KING 'EROICA' with detachable bell flare