BRAND NEW & PERFECT ALEXANDER 103ML DOUBLE HORN.
It's Alexander's very successful "traditional" double horn that's been in production for many decades. Founded in 1782 and located in Mainz, Germany; Alexander produces some of the world's finest French horns.
The model 103 is the choice of the horn section of the Berlin Philharmonic and many of the finest players in Germany and the USA. This one is the "ML" model with a soldered seamed one piece fixed bell. This bell option is more the "traditional" style from Alexander which is made with more hand-work and hammering.
The horn is new and perfect, and comes with full complement of the original Alexander accessories. The horn is in yellow brass with a fixed bell and lacquer finish
- Alexander horns may be had with an optional seamed bell flare, which is made with more hand work and hammering. The hand hammered flare has a more consistent metal thickness. The bell can be made thinner for resonance, but is still thick enough at the screw fitting for durability. The extra hand work required hardens the metal for improved response and projection. That being said, the standard bell is very good, and is less expensive. The difference is the standard bell is made from a disc of sheet brass. The seamed flare is made from a piece of sheet brass more like a letter C, then the ends are closed and soldered, thus the seamed flare begins as a cone shape so its metal thickness remains closer to optimum throughout fabrication.
*** NOTE PLEASE: THIS HORN IS PRICED WITHOUT CASE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CASE OPTIONS. THANKS!
F/Bb Double Horn · Model 103
The double horn has established itself as the orchestral instrument of choice. The combination of full Bb and F horn offers the musician great flexibility in intonation and tone. There is also a definite correlation between mass and tonal projection. With full double horns the thumb valve serves to change to either the shorter Bb horn or the longer F horn.
Model 103 is the world famous Alexander model, unequaled in tone quality and intonation.
Key: F/Bb or Bb/F
Bore: 12,1 mm
Bell flare diameter: 310 mm
Bell throat: Medium
Body size: Medium
Material: Yellow brass
No. of valves: 4
No. of thumb valves: 1
Fully independent Bb and F valve slides