Paxman Descant 40L Horn – Serial #: 8793L

$5,100.00

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

Richard Merewether’s association with Paxman started with alto horns. First, he designed 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 a large bell throat.  It is also equipped with a stopping valve.

This 40L is from August 1979. Richard (Dick) Merewether was an acoustical genius when it came to the horn, even publishing a book on horn design called The Horn, the Horn… in 1978. The formidable duo of Merewether and Paxman needs no introduction- these horns are developed and crafted meticulously. This 40L is a great descant and is a steal to add to your collection of horns.

-Dr. Sally Podrebarac

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Specifications

Type

Descant 

Body

Gold Brass 

Bell

Gold Brass, Spun

Bell Size

Medium

Bell Type

Detachable

Finish

Unlacquered

Lever Action

String linkage

Leadpipe

Nickel Silver

Bore Size

Large

Valve Rotors

Solid Rotors

Valve Casing

Nickel Silver

Number of Valves

5

Finger Hook

Fixed

Thumb Lever

Fixed

Hand Rest

None

Water Keys

1, standard-style

Weight

TBD

Mouthpiece

None

Case

None
Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 13 in

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