Verus KX Double Horn


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


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.



*Raw brass, polished brass, and unlacquered instruments and mouthpieces will tarnish quickly and may not arrive with a flawless finish. This is a natural property of raw brass, which will develop a rich golden-brown patina over time.

Warning Sign

California residents: See Prop 65 warning.
All brass instruments and brass instrument mouthpieces may contain lead, which is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm. –