Lewis & Dürk LDX5 “Rhenish” Anniversary Edition


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

SPRING FLASH SALE: For a limited time only, with the purchase of this horn, you will receive a $500 credit toward the case of your choice. Once you’ve made your purchase, just contact us and let us know which case you want. (The credit expires after the initial purchase and cannot be used for any purpose other than the one-time non-refundable purchase of a case attached to a premium horn sale.) Shop cases now: https://houghtonhorns.com/product-category/horn-cases/

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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 a Houghton Horns exclusive, employing longer solder joints in place of standard braces at key nodal areas to provide added resonance and life.

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.

Low Stress

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

This horn…

  • 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



Double Horn F/Bb


Yellow Brass


Yellow Brass, Spun

Bell Size


Bell Type




Lever Action



Nickel Silver

Bore Size

12.2 mm (.480")

Valve Rotors

Solid Brass

Valve Casing

Nickel Silver

Number of Valves


Finger Hook


Thumb Lever


Hand Rest


Water Keys

1, Standard-style







Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions23 × 15 × 13 in


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