Released specially as part of Paxman’s 2019 centenary celebrations, this limited edition double horn debuts along with the Heritage triple launched earlier in the year. The model 20 has long been the mainstay of the Paxman range of double horns and was the obvious choice for this project.
Unlike the Heritage triple, this model does not refer back to a previous design. Instead, it uses the same valve section and design as the regular model 20, with the principal change being made to the bell.
While the profile of the bell is still the standard Paxman Medium, the Centenary double features a hand-hammered bell flare which was sourced from Germany after extensive trials and testing.
This hand hammered yellow brass bell retains the traditional rich Paxman sound, but gives a more immediate response, allowing the player increased feedback of the sound quality they produce. This results in better awareness from the player of how the instrument is responding, leading to more security and control.
There are also some cosmetic changes to the Centenary double: the valve caps are the same design as the Heritage triple, and the screw ring is nickel silver plated, clearly distinguishing this horn from the regular model 20. Each instrument will be numbered as one of a limited edition and comes with a specially made MB5 compact case.
With only 20 of these special Centenary Double horns available, this instrument won’t last long. Don’t miss your chance to own an exceptional version of this world class instrument, not to mention a special part of Paxman history!
Double Horn F/Bb
Yellow Brass, Hand Hammered
12 mm (.472")
Number of Valves