Paxman Descant 40XL Horn – Serial #: N/A

$6,450.00

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A professional model double descant French horn in Bb/f-alto.

In stock

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

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Description

“This horn was played professionally in the Seattle Symphony from the 1960s well into the 90s.  A solid horn, and if you’re in the market for a descant, this horn should be on the top of your list!”
-Sally Podrebarac
Richard Merewether’s association with Paxman started with alto horns. First, a single horn in f-alto then the first dual-bore F/f-alto double horn, and subsequently a Bb/f-alto. This was a huge breakthrough in horn design, and Paxman descants have been regarded as the benchmark for this kind of horn. The Merewether system, in which air flows through both the F and Bb sides of the horn in the same direction, produces liquid-smooth slurs and minimizes any acoustic disturbance by the valve change.
This descant has an extra large bell throat, which gives the horn a rich, ringing sound.

Specifications

Type

Descant 

Body

Yellow Brass 

Bell

Yellow Brass, Spun

Bell Size

Extra Large

Bell Type

Detachable

Finish

Unlacquered

Lever Action

String linkage

Leadpipe

Nickel Silver

Bore Size

12 mm (.472")

Valve Rotors

Solid Brass

Valve Casing

Nickel Silver

Number of Valves

4

Finger Hook

None

Thumb Lever

Fixed

Hand Rest

Dürk flipper

Water Keys

1, standard-style

Weight

TBD

Mouthpiece

None

Case

None

Additional information

Weight 5.23 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 13 in

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