Paxman 20E


  • Double Horn F/Bb
  • Yellow Brass and Nickel Silver Construction
  • Europa bore (E)
  • Independent Bb tuning slide
  • Extended 2nd Valve Bb slide pull
  • Detachable Bell
  • No Case Included

The model 20 is the flagship of the Paxman range. It is a completely original and unique design that is built around the Merewether system which allows the air to flow through the valve section in the same direction on both the F and Bb sides of the instrument. This minimizes airflow disruption from the turning rotor and enables characteristic smooth slurring and legato playing on both the F and Bb horns, and when changing between them. 

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Paxman was established at the turn of the century by Harry Paxman, but did not start production of horns until 1945, when no more than twelve instruments a year were made. 1950 saw the arrival in England of Richard Merewether, a professional horn player who had been working on ideas of horn design for a number of years and had researched areas of physics which he thought to be fundamental to the successful design and manufacture of such instruments. Merewether approached Robert Paxman with these ideas, and the resulting instruments were so successful that Merewether and Paxman continued their association and went on to develop a range of over 50 models. Fifty years of research and development have produced the instruments that put Paxman at the forefront of horn manufacture. Instruments that are much sought after by players world-wide. Paxman Limited do not take their position as one of the world’s leading horn makers lightly, and are constantly making great efforts to maintain their innovative role. Players’ comments and opinions are actively sought, and there is continuous research and incorporation of advantageous modifications. Special requests are always undertaken where technically possible.

Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 25 x 12 x 17 in


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