A Geyer-style professional model, unlacquered double French horn in F/Bb.
The LDx5 is the wonderful result of an auspicious collaboration between two master horn builders: Steven W. Lewis and Dietmar Dürk. Masterful workmanship and the best materials have combined with years of experience to yield fantastic results. The "Rhenish" variant is exclusive to Houghton Horns. It features a different bracing pattern than the standard LDx5. More specifically, the leadpipe and F branch are attached to the horn via a long bead of solder instead of being braced to the horn. This gives the horn a richer sound than the standard LDx5.
The Right Stuff
Specific tooling and production techniques for the LDX5 were developed in-house with time-tested handicraft, ensururing a consistently high standard of manufacture, and a distinct identity for each individual horn.
Careful handling of materials during construction reduces material stress, resulting in a horn that speaks freely, responds quickly, and resonates with an open and clear sound from the very first note.
What we think…
"The LDX5 is one of my absolute favorites in the store! It has a beautiful, rich tone perfect for an orchestral setting. Its full, deep sound has the ability to add brilliance and lightness as needed. Professionals looking for a carefully constructed horn with an incredible sound will be thrilled with the LDX5."
-Dr. Sally Podrebarac
- Has a beautiful, clear sound that soars over the orchestra
- Has firm and precise response throughout the range with rich, centered timbre in all octaves
- Is well suited to a variety of performance situations, providing nuance appropriate for chamber music and the projection necessary to shine in an orchestral role
- Represents the best of both worlds: taking the characteristic warmth of American style brass playing and adding the focus and brilliance of the European horn style