Verus KX Double Horn

(1 customer review)


A Knopf-style custom model double French horn in F/Bb.

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VERUS: (Latin) True; truthful; genuine; actual; real; just.

Introducing the Verus KX. This Knopf wrap is the definitive picture of elegance, ergonomics and functional simplicity. The bell flare is handcrafted by German master bell-maker Bernd Sandner. This spun Sandner flare is acoustically matched to the exact weight, shape, and size of each of the other components. Finally, a proprietary lead pipe was designed in-house by Houghton Horns’ head craftsman, Dennis Houghton. The exact taper and characteristics of this pipe were created specifically for the KX.



Double Horn F/Bb


Yellow Brass


Yellow Brass, Spun

Bell Size


Bell Type




Lever Action



Yellow Brass

Bore Size

11.9 mm (.468")

Valve Rotors

Solid Brass

Valve Casing

Yellow Brass

Number of Valves


Finger Hook


Thumb Lever


Hand Rest


Water Keys

1, Amado-style


5.29 lb


Your choice of Verus VX one-piece mouthpiece


Verus clamshell ABS flight case


Intonation Open F Horn

Intonation Open Bb Horn

Impedance Open F Horn

Impedance Open Bb Horn

Pulse Response Open F Horn

Pulse Response Open Bb Horn

In a League of its Own

The KX distinguishes itself from the ordinary by providing first-rate craftsmanship and inspired performance at an accessible price. This is an instrument that’s truly unrivaled in value, vitality of sound, and power of expression.

Protection and Assurance

A Verus-badged flight case is included with each and every KX. This durable luxury case is made of high-grade polycarbonate which is guaranteed to precisely fit the body of the instrument while providing excellent protection. Features include mouthpiece pouch, modular bell protector and sleeve with pockets for accessory storage, premium backpack straps and shoulder strap. Houghton Horns stands behind all Verus model horns by including a five-year limited mechanical warranty, allowing you to invest with peace of mind.



Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 13 in

1 review for Verus KX Double Horn

  1. Aaron Brown

    I own a Verus KX and I’m very happy with it. My previous horns were Kruspe (or variations of) style wraps and the Verus KX is the first Knopf style wrap that I’ve owned. I tried a few different horns at the Houghton shop, and the KX stuck with me. I was looking for something that was 1) comfortable to hold 2) has a great sound and 3) easy to play – this horn checked all of those boxes and then some. I’m finding that I have better control in some areas now – for example I can play softer dynamics more clearly and consistently. I’m getting better intonation and consistency in the upper register. I’m also able to better tune the F side to the Bb side compared to my previous horns. I really enjoy the feel and sound of this high quality horn and I highly recommend giving it a try!

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