This is a used Holton H179 Farkas Double French Horn in raw nickel. It has had some bell damage that was expertly repaired, only a little scarring remains to be seen. There is also some wear, where the left hand touches. Over all the horn is in excellent playing condition with speedy rotors.
What Holton Says about the H179:
The Holton Farkas H179 Double French Horn are a free blowing horn with a rich, dark sound designed especially for the "big horn" artist. The Farkas H179 F Horn has tapered tubing and the bell throat is larger for a bigger, darker, tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close. The H179 Horn is the most popular model in the Farkas Horn series. The Holton H179 Professional Farkas French Horn is regarded among working professionals and leading academics as the flagship of the Holton fleet. It produces the truly centered tone sought by all players. True temper makes it a delight to fly over even the most difficult passages. The solid nickel silver edition of the model H179 French Horn has especially good center and projection. This free-blowing Farkas horn features a rich, dark sound designed especially for the "big horn" artist. The tapered tubing and throat of the bell are larger for a bigger, darker tone. The bell flare produces a mellow, velvety tone plus a little overtone of a ringing quality. Hard nickel silver responds quickly and sounds brighter up close. Key of Bb/F double, .468" bore; 12-1/4" bell of hand-hammered nickel silver; large-throated .310 venturi of nickel silver; noiseless string action, short stroke with stainless steel spring; solid nickel silver slides inside and out; tapered hand-lapped brass valve rotors; nickel silver finish.
Asking $2,250 OBO + Shipping