2nd hand GBMS HAND-HORN, 'Halstead' model with 4 crooks

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£465.00

 

 

   

Only 1 year old, an excellent GBMS 'Halstead' hand horn, very lightly used for practice and warm-up purposes. 

 

   This is an 'entry-level' hand horn for those players who wish to develop basic hand technique without paying several thousands of pounds for a high-end instrument such as a Clark, Jungwirth, Schmid or Seraphinoff, or an intermediate horn such as a Jiracek. 

 

  I always used to recommend John Webb's 'Bohemian' or 'French' models as a matter of course; however, new Webb horns are no longer available, owing to the sad death of John Webb in 2014. Consequently, 2nd-hand examples are rare, commanding high prices. If you simply don’t have that kind of money, this very attractive lacquered yellow-brass generalised French reproduction hand horn is ideal as a beginner, entry-level instrument.

 

  To be really accurate in its description, I can say that it is not a 'professional-quality' horn; a similar example is a modern 'sub £1K' valve horn, which is usually an entry-level horn only, suitable for a beginner or a young player aiming at e.g. Grades 5-8.

 

  This horn has a very narrow bell throat, hence small movements of the right hand have a big effect on the pitch.

 

  Supplied with four crooks, F, E, E flat and D, playing at pitches between A 440 and A 435, supplied in a large padded case with detachable pockets for each crook, this has got to be the ultimate 'hand horn bargain'.

 

 

NB: This horn is currently located in

Buckinghamshire, UK. Contact information can be

provided on request.

 

 

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2nd hand GBMS HAND-HORN, 'Halstead' model with 4 crooks