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  • Elkhart 100BFH-S student Bb compensating French horn outfit - EBA

    Detachable bell compensating Elkhart french horn. This is also a 'detachable bell' horn. Firstly there are 3 'stays' which are broken. This can clearly be seen in the pictures. Secondly there is a small dent in the bell.
    £75.00
    1 bid
    £5.99 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:51AM BST1d 20hBrand: ELKHART
  • French Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £5.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 4:11PM BST2h 51mClick & Collect
  • French Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £7.00
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 4:12PM BST2h 52mClick & Collect
  • French Horn Mouthpiece rims by PHC, made in England

    To fit Paxman Halstead Chidell mouthpiece cups
    £30.00 to £75.00
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  • Besson Baritone French Horn Hard Case

    A brown plastic with a red plush interior as per photos Has no key for lock.
    £49.99
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    £14.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 1:07PM BST5d 23hBrand: Besson
  • Used french horn

    Here we have a used french horn In fairly good condition but with slight ware still very playable and comes with mouthpiece It was presented to Abbey School by the Willshamstead charities 1973 It is an anborg como french horn Comes with original hardware box but it does have a lot of ware to it, some of the fasteners are very worn on the case Please see photos Thanks for looking UK POSTAGE AND BUYERS ONLY PLEASE
    £67.00
    2 bids
    £20.25 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:06PM BST6d 5hClick & Collect
  • Compensating F/Bb french horn by Paxman

    Here we have a brass French horn by maker Paxman This Anborg model requires servicing. I understand that this is a F/Bb compensating model. 2 keys free 2 Stuck. All slides are stuck there is a big crease in the bell ngs, surface scratches, plating issues.
    £90.00
    Brand: Paxman
    £12.45 postage
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  • French Horn mouthpiece cups by PHC made in England

    Fit Paxman, Halstead, Chidell French Horn range of cups
    £35.00 to £150.00
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  • French Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £5.00
    1 bid
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 4:09PM BST2h 48mClick & Collect
  • Single F Mini Horn

    Besson Single F Mini Horn in great condition. Perfect for little learners!
    £150.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 5:29PM BST3d 4hBrand: Besson
  • French Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £5.00
    1 bid
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 4:10PM BST2h 49mClick & Collect
  • French Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £5.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 4:07PM BST2h 47mClick & Collect
  • New listingVintage MELLOPHONE-CLEVELAND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO-No.622 w/Case-1930-35 L@@K!

    I am not a musician, so I will describe this to the best of my knowledge. The serial number is C-27xxx(pictured), which, based on information found on line, dates this to between 1930 and 1935. The 10 1/2" Silver Bright Bell still shines very well (pictured).
    £22.54
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    £71.12 postage
    Ending 25 Jun at 1:30AM BST6d 12hFrom United States
  • New listingFrench Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £4.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 10:14AM BST2d 20h
  • New listingFrench Horn Fixed Bell Hard Case

    We have a selection of used hard cases for French Horns. They do have some scuffs and scratches from being used by a touring band but not bad at all. All catches in working order but without keys. Variety of coloured linings, great functional cases for safe transport of your treasured instrument. I am listing them individually Postal discount for multiple purchases. Please message if more info required, or for the different linings available.
    £4.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 10:14AM BST2d 20h
  • NEW Denis Wick FRENCH HORN MOUTHPIECE 5N SILVER

    Denis Wick SILVER plated French horn mouthpiece 5885-5N. Rim width: 3.9mm.
    £29.99
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    Brand: Denis Wick
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  • New listingKELLY MC French Horn Plastic Mouthpiece Ideal for marching/allergy

    This is a bargain.
    £9.00
    0 bids
    £4.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:58PM BST6d 3h
  • French Horn Mouthpiece - Gold Plated - Brand New M3X2

    1 French Horn Mouthpiece. Made of white brass and then gold plated.
    £2.88
    From Hong Kong
    Free postage
  • French Horn Full double King Eroica

    This is a King Eroica full double French Horn made in the late 70s. i have had the valves serviced & it plays well. It is solid nickel that has been lacquered & the lacquer is wearing especially where it is held but over all looks O.K. No dings.
    £950.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Jun 19
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  • New listingYamaha French Horn YHR 567 Double F/Bb with hard case and mouth piece

    You are looking at a Yamaha French Horn - Double F / Bb with fixed bell. With hard case and mouth piece in very good condition.
    £1,650.00
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    Ending Sunday at 11:29PM BST6d 10hCollection in personBrand: Yamaha
  • French Horn Thomann double

    This is a Thomann double French horn. Screw bell. Very clean & in good playing order. All valves & slides move well & it blows fine. With mouthpiece & good case. Over all looks good. New about £1200.
    £795.00
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    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Jun 19
  • French Horn Lidl BRNO double

    This is a Lidl BRNO model double French horn Czech made. No dings but areas of lacquer have worn off. In good playing order, all valves & slides move well & it blows fine. With Denis Wick7 mouthpiece & good case.
    £475.00
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    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Jun 19
  • 20th cent. Orsi Natural French Horn with 4 crooks 1 slide

    Orsi Natural French Horn with 4 crooks & 1 slide.
    £900.00
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    £20.00 postage
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  • French Horn Lidl BRNO double silver plated

    This is a Lidl BRNO 4 valve model double French horn Czech made. No serious dings. silver plated 95% all there. In good playing order, all valves & slides move well & it blows fine. With Wessex mouthpiece ( also a Paxman plastic rim is included ) & padded gig bag ( not original as it says York on it ).
    £575.00
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    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Jun 19
  • Lidl F/Bb Full Double Horn, Silver Plated + Case, Paxman 4B Mouthpiece. Serviced

    The mouthpiece is a Paxman model 4B, probably the most widely used general purpose professional-level mouthpiece made, frequently copied but never bettered. This is a Lidl F/Bb full double horn, unusually, this one is finished in very nice silver plating.
    £479.00
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    £18.00 postage
  • Paxman PAX2 Academy Bb/F Full Double Horn

    Please review the full item description of item "Paxman PAX2 Academy Bb/F Full Double Horn" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £1,999.00
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    MSRP Previous price£2,785.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Jun 19
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  • Eastman EFH520 4 Valve Double French Horn - Gold Brass Bell Intermediate model

    This is the lowest price 4 valve (full double) model in our range. In comparison with other models in our showroom for student players, which are in the £1,800 to £3,000 price range, the Eastman is not as robustly manufactured; so, for example we think whereas the Eastman model may last you 10 years, the Yamaha 567 model might last 30 years.
    £1,529.00
    £25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
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  • New listingHolton USA H378 double french horn

    Used Holton H378 double French horn. Good condition. Few tings and scratches from normal wear and tear but nothing major (pictured). Beautiful sound. Was used extensively as principle of horn section with international travel but hasn’t been played now for 8 years, though still in full working order. Sad to part due to sentimental value but time to let go. 
    £1,400.00
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    or Best Offer
    Ending Sunday at 2:52PM BST6d 1hCollection in personBrand: Holton
  • Anborg F/Bb Compensating Double Horn + Case and Mouthpiece. Serviced and Cleaned

    This is an Anborg half, compensating, double horn. The horn blows well and has all the notes. I had no problems on any note with this mouthpiece in this horn. The mouthpiece is a general purpose one.
    £295.00
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    £18.00 postage
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  • Jupiter JHR-452D 3-Valve French Horn (F or Bb) – lacquer (used instrument)

    Jupiter JHR-452D 3-Valve French Horn (F or Bb). The higher price is well justified. The JHR-452D is a high quality student French horn, designed with three valves for simplicity and lightness and adjustable hand and finger rests to allow for a small and growing hand.
    £750.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Wed, Jun 20
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Jupiter
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  • Jupiter JHR-852 4-Valve French Horn (Full Double) – lacquer (used instrument)

    Included with the Jupiter French Horn is a Jupiter mouthpiece, suitable for students and pros alike. The higher price is well justified, as they retain good value and have wide service intervals. Case: Jupiter Horn Case.
    £1,350.00
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Wed, Jun 20
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Jupiter
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  • French Horn

    J Michael F Bb Double Horn
    £450.00
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    £30.00 postage
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  • CHASE French Horn Bb Outfit + Case - Student to Advanced Player

    CHASE Bb FRENCH HORN. CHASE PRICE. A Complete French Horn Outfit With Free Hard Case. IT'S CHEAPER AT CHASE. It's Cheaper at Chase. Of course a high quality mouthpiece is included, too. Tuning slide.
    £179.99
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    Free postage
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  • Paxman PAX4B 4B French Horn Mouthpiece

    Please review the full item description of item "Paxman PAX4B 4B French Horn Mouthpiece" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £57.00
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    MSRP Previous price£65.94
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    Free postage
    Brand: Paxman
  • Stagg 21193 Bb French Horn with Soft Case

    The Stagg beginners Bb French Horn is of excellent build and sound quality. This beautifully crafted Horn will be a great starter instrument for any keen beginner! Specifications: Body in brass Detachable bell Bell: 315mm or 12.4in. Bore: 11,5mm or 0.452in Clear lacquer Beginners french horn in the key of f, has 3 high quality responsive rotary valves and good quality soft case Bell is detachable and the finish is in a clear lacquer. this instrument is great for any beginner young or old! Specifications: body in brass, clear lacquer. Bell: 315mm or 12.4in. Bore: 11,5mm or 0.
    £199.00
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  • New listingStandard Bb French Horn, Yamaha YHR-32211 Including Case. In excellent condition

    Pre-owned French Horn in excellent condition. Checked over by repair technician to ensure the highest quality. No major marks or scratches. Model YHR-32211.
    £950.00
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    Ending 25 Jun at 11:21AM BST6d 22hCollection in personBrand: Yamaha
  • Corton F Single Horn with Case and Yamaha Mouthpiece. Serviced and Cleaned Up

    This is a Corton F single horn. The mouthpiece is a Yamaha 29, a quality one, not a cheap model. The mouthpiece receivers on these horns were pretty tight, this one fits very nicely. The price reflects its condition.
    £225.00
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    £18.00 postage
  • Yamaha YHR322 Single horn in Bb/A - VGC with Warranty

    The Yamaha YHR-322II features a rich, clear tone and well centred notes. It has a 3 1 valve set-up and is pitched in Bb. The intonation and response of the single Bb horn enhances technique for players.
    £878.90
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    Brand: Yamaha
  • HOLTON 378 FULL DOUBLE FRENCH HORN - Stunning condition PRICE REDUCED

    Original Holton Hard Case - very good condition with cleaning kit and valve oils. Dennis Wick 5N silver funnel mouthpiece - very good condition.
    £2,000.00
    Brand: Holton
    £25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
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  • Elkhart 100 Series Mini French Horn

    Please review the full item description of item "Elkhart 100 Series Mini French Horn" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £279.00
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    MSRP Previous price£410.00
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  • Baritone Horn Bb

    SNST - Baritone Horn Bb. Supplied in Padded Case. Cleaning Kit Supplied. Water Keys on Bore. 4 Tuning Slides. Gold Lacquered Brass Finish. 230.00 mm.
    £216.00
    £5.95 postage
  • New Roy Benson Bb Single Mini Horn with Case & Mouthpiece - Chinese Import

    All these Bb mini horns are machine-made in China, of course, and they represent excellent value for money. The mouthpiece is a generic one. I had no problems at all reaching the bottom pedal note using it, and reached my ceiling of Top C.
    £199.00
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    £16.00 postage
    Brand: Roy Benson
  • Lidl Brno AHR-311 French Horn (Pre-owned)

    Lidl Brno AHR-311 French Horn. Lidl Brno AHR-311 French Horn In F with Eb Slide.
    £565.00
    £19.00 postage
  • Elkhart 100FFH Single F French Horn

    Please review the full item description of item "Elkhart 100FFH Single F French Horn" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £289.00
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    MSRP Previous price£410.00
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    Brand: ELKHART
  • 4-Key Double French Horn by Sotendo

    Sotendo - 4-Key Double French Horn by Sotendo. Suitable for advanced students, that are already confident or progressing from a single horn. Supplied in a hard case with a plush padded interior. Dual Key French Horn.
    £348.00
    £5.95 postage
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  • Yamaha YHR-314II French Horn (Single in F) + Warranty

    This is a very clean condition Yamaha YHR-314 Single F French Horn, fully checked and supplied with hard case, ideal for a beginner or first level advancing French Horn player. The YHR-314 is an excellent single horn in F.
    £962.50
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    £5.95 postage
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Jupiter JHR-852 Double French Horn

    For Sale is my Jupiter JHR-852 4 valve Double French horn in Bb/F.
    £850.00
    Brand: Jupiter
    £25.00 postage
    or Best Offer

French Horns

The french horn, often referred to as a horn, is part of the brass instrument family. It is used in a number of different genres of music including orchestral, big band and jazz.

This instrument is designed in a coil shape with a flared bell, and is often tuned to F and sometimes B♭. There are many variations of the French Horn, including a range of valves.

After the cornetand the trumpet, the horn is the third highest pitched instrument in the brass family. It can be played by musicians from all abilities from school children to professionals. 

The mouthpiece of this instrument is described as different from other brass instruments, with the ability to range across four octaves.

Notable French Horn players include:

  • Vincent DeRosa – played for Hollywood composers
  • Dennis Brain – former principal horn for the Royal Philharmonic
  •  John Cerminaro – former principal horn for the Seattle Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Ewan McGregor – actor
  • Jon Stewart – TV presenter
  • John Entwistle – The Who bassist and vocalist

Varieties of French Horn

Single Horn

  • Simple and lightweight
  • Ideal for beginners

Double Horn

  • Added fourth valve
  • Switch from low tones to high easily

Triple Horn

  • New design
  • Incorporates F, B♭ and a descant horn
  • Becoming more advanced and popular
  • Professional quality

Detachable Bell

Due to the shape of the instrument, some french horn bellscan be detached, making it easier to travel with the instrument. This also provides the flexibility of using different bells on the same French Horn.

Music Styles

The French Horn can be played in a variety of musical genres, with the most common being orchestral and concert bands. 

Composers have used the instrument to create sounds from romantic, quiet melodies to strong and dominant fanfares.

Jazz is a genre that the horn is rarely featured in, but still plays a part in pieces by jazz composers.

There are many accessories available to buy for french horns, including:

  • Hard cases
  • Soft cases for comfort
  • Stands
  • Mutes
  • Mouthpieces
  • Valve oil 
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