HOLTON 'Farkas' H-179

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The HOLTON H-179 is a generalised Kruspe copy, similar but not identical to a Conn 8D.

Designed by Philip Farkas, the legendary former 1st horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it has a more compact shape, an independent Bb tuning slide and a much easier high register than an 8D.

This superb horn has a mellow, open, resonant character and an excellent, liquid legato. Its characteristic 'default sound' has a medium-bright, ringing tone colour, with brilliant overtones and excellent projection.


 Key: F/Bb

Pitch: A=440-442

Alloy: lacquered nickel silver

Rotor compression: very good

Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe.

Case: Holton original, very good condition, heavy

but protective.

Cosmetic/visual condition: very good generally.

There is one very small 'ding' in the bell flare.


 Further details: This horn has not been played for

over 5 years; previous to that, it was played less

than 100 times.


Although a professional-quality instrument, it

is also listed in the Intermediate category on

account of its modest price.


 Price comparison: A brand new Holton H-179 currently costs (best discount price) £4,547; our used horn as described above costs less than 33% of that.


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HOLTON 'Farkas' H-179