The Holton H278 Farkas model French Horn offers a right, compact feel and sound with outstanding tonal beauty. Bell proportions provide a dark but singing tone with fine legato characteristics. Yellow brass produces a higher tone color with more overtones and clearer projection. Capable of playing pianissimo staccato notes sensitively, clearly and evenly. Excellent horn for chamber orchestra. The 278 is designed after the widely popular 178 model, only with a detachable bell for easier transport. Includes flat hardshell case.
Pitch: A445 with independent Bb tuning
Bore: 11.89 mm (.468")
Mouthpipe: .310 venturi of yellow brass
Lever action: Noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel springs
Valve rotors: Tapered hand-lapped brass
Bearing plates: Tapered brass
Material: Brass branches and bows, solid nickel silver connecting ferrules
Slides: Both inside and out are solid nickel silver
Holton H278 Farkas Double French Horn (Lacquer
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.