HOLTON 105 with LAWSON and HOLTON leadpipes

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£3,990.00

 

 

 

 

Maker: HOLTON

 

Model: H-105

 

Type: Full double in F/Bb

 

Weight: 2.66 kg

 

Case: Marcus Bonna

 

 

   An excellent example of Holton’s ‘flagship’ double horn with a detachable bell flare, a logical upgrade from a 179,180 or 181.

The H105 is impressive in its overall 'player comfort', and in its fluent, sensitive and sonorous response over the whole range.

 

When playing this very fine instrument one is aware of an attractive characteristic of the 105: it plays like a ‘sophisticated Conn 8D’, with an easier, more achievable pianissimo and a clearer, well-slotted high register. Of course, it can also make a big, smooth sound when required, and it has a more compact shape than an 8D.

 

The horn's middle section is nickel-silver; its hand-hammered, annealed bell and first branch are bronze, giving a warmer sonority than gold-brass.

There are two interchangeable nickel silver leadpipes, one for orchestral use and the other for chamber playing. The 'orchestral' pipe is by LAWSON, model FB 210.125, and the 'smaller-blowing' pipe is by Holton, model LB.

 

Its ‘large’ (not extra-large) bell throat is spacious enough for subtle right-hand tonal nuancing of its natural, default sound, which is Medium-Dark and velvety.

 

There are hardly any cosmetic blemishes, apart from a few 'pin-head dings' on the bell flare, and only very slight lacquer wear, in the expected places. The horn plays beautifully over the entire range, with a ringing, concentrated sound and a wonderfully ‘slotted’ high register.

 

A lovely, versatile horn at a very reasonable price.

 

 

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HOLTON 105 with LAWSON and HOLTON leadpipes