FINKE 'Brendan' Model 69

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Maker:  FINKE, Germany


Model:  69   'BRENDAN'


Type: Full Double F/Bb or Bb/F with quick change

reversible 4th valve and multi-way adjustable thumb lever. 


Age:  1.5+ years; as-new condition

 Bell throat profile: 'ML' (Medium-Large)  

Alloy: lacquered yellow brass, gold brass detachable Finke G3 leadpipe, lightweight rotors made of a type of aerospace polycarbon; nickel silver rotor casings and tuning slide inner & outer legs.

Weight: 2.35 kg

Two water keys: conventional type, on the leadpipe and on the F horn loop.

Finger hook: adjustable

Case: PROTEC 'Propac' in excellent condition.


  A superb, lightweight, free-blowing horn with Medium-Large bell taper, hand made in Germany by skilled craftspersons using top quality materials and parts made in the Finke workshop.   I know, from personal experience, because I visited Johannes Finke’s workshop and saw it for myself! 

    The design and general architecture of this model is more innovative than the Models 63 and 65, its wide F horn tuning slide embracing the main slide rather like that of Alexander’s 200 model.

    Further details: a really wonderful, versatile hand-made double horn. The build quality and craftsmanship are superb. Every pitch is exactly where you expect it to be, the rotor action is smooth, light and positive, and the immense  range of potential tonal shading is awesome.

By skilful use of the right hand, straightened and inserted more deeply into the MIDDLE of the bell, the Medium-Large throat can be  'converted', instantly and temporarily,  to a Medium size for greater clarity of sound, particularly in the high register. This is a well-known and effective technique that can usefully be applied to all 'large' or 'medium-large'  horns, e.g. Holton 179/279; Conn 8D; King 'Eroica'; Paxman 'L' and 'A'; Schmid 'W' and Finke 'M-L' or 'W' bell flares.


 A totally beautiful horn in every way.




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FINKE 'Brendan' Model 69