Houghton Horns was founded in 1985 by professional hornists and master craftsmen. Our company provides high-quality products and services for brass players, with a special focus on the horn. We are not only business and salespeople, but seasoned performers and teachers as well.


You can be assured of our product knowledge, since we utilize our own products everyday. From new or pre-owned horns and bells, to mouthpieces, mutes and other accessories--the advice we offer is based on personal experience!


Our team of craftsmen provide the highest quality repair and customization services available:

  • Advanced ultrasonic cleaning capabilities

  • Exceptional dent repair and aesthetic restoration services 

  • Factory-precise screw-bell conversions 

  • Outstanding valve rebuild services for excellent compression and flawlessly smooth lever-action


Here's what our customers say about us...

After learning about you in detail...I have been happy to refer students to you - your prices are somewhat better than the competition, and your helpful approach to each of them as they are going through this difficult process (including guiding them through choices among different options, but also on a more personal level) is exemplary! ...I look forward to coming down to meet you and to purchase a double myself someday!
— Bill Purvis
Thanks for taking such good care of me this past weekend. I do not know when my valves have felt so good.
— Jeffery Powers
Thank you Dennis for all your help. Hailey LOVES the horn!
— Michele O’Hanlon
Thank you for all you have done for us. The purchase of a French horn is not a simple task. I really appreciate your willingness to accommodate us and not rushing the process. Meghan has been playing non stop and loves the horn.
— Lisa Gerdes
All I can say is THANK YOU! I definitely owe you for taking care of the problem, as well as problems I caused in haste. Thanks for the great customer service.
— Dave Haupt
You guys rebuilt the valves on my Conn 8D last May, and I just wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying playing now! My tone is warmer, and my range is improved. I took it to State Solo Contest in June, and then to Europe an a BOA concert tour: the horns got many compliments. Thanks s much!
— Leia Johnson
The repair you did on the bell flare for my Lewis horn was fabulous! Super Job!
— David DeMarche
Thank you again for the wonderful work you did on my Alexander 103.
Considering its age and the fact that it’s been sitting in a basement without maintenance or playing time for decades, I didn’t even know it would be worth repairing, let alone possible. I can’t thank you enough for fixing it up so beautifully and to such fantastic playing condition. Mr. Snead and I adore the instrument and I’m confident it’s a horn I can seriously play for a very long time!
— Kaylene Beal
Thanks so much Dennis! You have earned a loyal customer (and my recommendations to anybody who will listen to me).
— David Kinney
Had a chance to play my restored Holton a good bit this morning – the horn is a joy!
— Ken Cooper
Thank you for providing the replacement levers for my Schmid triple so quickly. I appreciate you drop-shipping them directly to me!
— Tom Sherwood
I need to thank you. Sending the horn for you to sell for me was very much the right decision.
— Russ Smiley
I want to thank you for the work you have done on my nickel Alex 103. I am especially impressed by the effect that the lead pipe you made has had on the sound and playability of the horn. The ease of the high register has increased about a step and is now in tune. (F and G had always been a bit flat.) In addition, the low range is much more responsive and open, and the horn has a nice dark sound. (This was a bit of a surprise to my private teacher who is an 8D aficionado.)

I very much appreciate the care and personal attention you have given me and my horn. It has really been an enjoyable experience, and I look forward to relying on you and your team again should I need further modifications/repairs.
— Grady Waddell
I wanted to tell you I’m really pleased with the valve rebuild work you did on my Elkhart 8D. You guys did a great job!
— John Funke
Got the horn yesterday - My son loves it... It sounds and plays so 
much better than his Jupiter starter horn. I don’t foresee any
problems during this trial week. Thanks for all your help. I will be
sure to recommend Homeless Horns to any other parents I hear about
looking for a “used” horn option.
— Rob Stewart