Dieter Otto 180K-JN Double Horn – Serial #: 314

$8,500.00

A Knopf-style professional model double French horn in F/Bb.

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Description

For 40 years, the Dieter Otto name has established itself among discerning horn players around the globe. Backed by his excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail, Otto’s instruments have been manufactured with the highest quality of handwork since 1969, when Dieter Otto founded his business based on experience he had growing up with his own instrument-making family in Markneukirchen, Germany. In 2006, Dieter Otto hired a young, dynamic brass instrument maker named Martin Ecker, a master craftsman in his own right. Mr. Ecker now owns the company and, with the latest computer analysis systems and the cooperation of professional musicians, consistently develops Dieter Otto Horns to exceed the highest standards of musicians worldwide.
The 180K-JN has a different lead pipe taper than the original 180K, which is typically made in nickel silver.  Additionally, the bell flare taper is slightly different than the original 180K. The “JN” model designation refers to Jeff Nelsen. Mr Nelsen is currently Professor of Horn at Indiana University and hornist of The Canadian Brass.  Mr. Nelsen collaborated on this design partially because of his love of an old Lewis horn that he had once played.
Dieter Otto horns are very popular around the globe, and this 180K-JN has the high quality you would expect from an Otto.  The horn’s vibrancy and response makes it fun to play, and it has very consistent pitch and evenness throughout all registers. This would be a great double horn for the serious player.
— Dr. Sally Podrebarac

Specifications

Type

Double Horn F/Bb

Body

Yellow Brass

Bell

Yellow Brass, Spun

Bell Size

Large

Bell Type

Detachable

Finish

Unlacquered

Lever Action

String

Leadpipe

Nickel Silver

Bore Size

12 mm (.472")

Valve Rotors

Solid Brass

Valve Casing

Nickel Silver

Number of Valves

4

Finger Hook

Fixed

Thumb Lever

Adjustable

Hand Rest

None

Water Keys

1, Standard-style

Weight

TBD

Mouthpiece

None

Case

Protec Clamshell Case

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions23 × 15 × 13 in

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