Verus V French horn

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Verus V French horn

VERUS V Series

The new Verus Model V horns are capturing the attention of players everywhere. These professional model instruments feature a modified Knopf-style wrap that is inspired by a contemporary German design. This free-flowing layout with centralized main and F tuning slides yields optimal balance, both aesthetically and acoustically. The horns produce a rich, buttery sound with European flair, and they offer incredible value at their current price point.

Every Verus V/VG is sold with its own flight case. This durable luxury case is guaranteed to fit the body of the instrument precisely, while providing excellent protection. The nylon-covered ABS plastic shell includes an ample music pouch, mouthpiece and accessory storage, backpack straps, a shoulder strap, and a soft foam interior.

VERUS V

The V is made in yellow brass with a corrosion-resistant nickel silver leadpipe, which gives maximum life and complexity to its sound. Its unlacquered finish will develop a natural patina over time.

VERUS VG

The VG is made in gold brass with a corrosion-resistant gold brass leadpipe, giving it a dark, mellow sound. A lacquered finish will keep it looking brand-new for years.

Verus V French horn
Verus V French horn
Verus V French horn

Technical Specifications and Features

  • Double horn F/Bb
  • .468 bore
  • Unlacquered yellow brass (V)
  • Lacquered gold brass (VG)
  • Nickel-silver slide tubes
  • String linkage
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • Detachable bell (standard — fixed bell available)
  • Compact suitcase-style case
  • Five-year limited mechanical warranty
  • Double horn F/Bb
  • .468 bore
  • Unlacquered yellow brass (V)
  • Lacquered gold brass (VG)
  • Nickel-silver slide tubes
  • String linkage
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • Detachable bell (standard — fixed bell available)
  • Compact suitcase-style case
  • Five-year limited mechanical warranty

VERUS VII

A first glimpse reveals a traditional Geyer-style horn with a compact wrap, combining crisp, even response with a secure resistance. Nickel-silver leadpipe, slide tubes, and ferrules come standard. Long solder joints and an attached Bb return loop provide unmistakable life and resonance. The positioning and location of braces was thoughtfully determined over a period of several months. Elite players tested the Verus Model VII ‘Custom’ under a variety of conditions in order to refine the instrument’s overall performance and ensure optimal balance and ergonomic feel. Satin-finished engraved valve caps and brushed nickel levers complete the elegant Art Deco-inspired look.

Every Verus VII is sold with a Protec iPac Compact case. This durable luxury case is guaranteed to fit the body of the instrument precisely, while providing excellent protection. The nylon-covered case includes an ample music pouch, mouthpiece and accessory storage, backpack straps, a shoulder strap, and a soft foam interior.

Verus French Horn Valve Caps Closeup
Verus French Horn Valve Caps Closeup
Verus French Horn Valve Caps Closeup

Technical Specifications and Features

  • Double horn F/Bb
  • .472 bore
  • Yellow brass body
  • Nickel-silver leadpipe
  • Nickel-silver slide tubes
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • String linkage
  • Detachable bell
  • Unlacquered
  • Marcus Bonna case
  • Five-year limited mechanical warranty
  • Double horn F/Bb
  • .472 bore
  • Yellow brass body
  • Nickel-silver leadpipe
  • Nickel-silver slide tubes
  • Adjustable thumb lever
  • Adjustable pinky hook
  • String linkage
  • Detachable bell
  • Unlacquered
  • Marcus Bonna case
  • Five-year limited mechanical warranty

Our Vision

The Verus Model VII 'Custom' is the result of an extensive research and design effort undertaken by Houghton Horns, but that doesn't tell the whole story. This horn is the culmination of over thirty years of passion and expertise. The goal? Design a factory-produced, professional-level instrument with features of today's most successful premium horns at an accessible price point. There's never been a horn quite like this one.

The Sound

The Verus Model VII ‘Custom’ produces a richly-colored, complex tonal spectrum. Its voice is versatile, malleable, and marketable. The instrument is equally at home in small chamber ensembles as it is in massive orchestras – and everywhere in between. This horn is your ally in the pit, onstage, or behind the screen – it only awaits your signature touch.

Verus V French horn

Peace of Mind

The decision to purchase a new instrument should not be taken lightly, and no investment comes without risk. That’s why Houghton Horns administers the final quality control check on all Verus horns. Additionally, a five-year limited mechanical warranty is included with purchase.

Verus VG gold brass fixed bell double French horn
Verus VG gold brass fixed bell double French horn

Peace of Mind

The decision to purchase a new instrument should not be taken lightly, and no investment comes without risk. That’s why Houghton Horns administers the final quality control check on all Verus horns. Additionally, a five-year limited mechanical warranty is included with purchase.

VERUS Mouthpieces

Verus French horn mouthpieces

Verus VX One-piece Mouthpieces

The VX mouthpiece is the very latest in our exciting line of Verus products. The unique VX profile breathes new life into a familiar design: elegant and shapely, yet keenly refined. Gleaming in silver-plated brass, the VX is crafted to be balanced and accessible for all players. One-piece models are available in five different inner diameter sizes (17.25mm, 17.5mm, 17.75mm, 18mm, and 18.25mm). The VX rim contour is remarkably comfortable, allowing for maximum flexibility and ease in register shifting, without sacrificing clarity of articulation. The cup shape is a Chicago-style bowl, which results in a sound that is ringing and complex. The standard one-piece bore is #14.

Verus VX one-piece horn mouthpiece

Materials: Silver-plated brass

Rim Width: Medium narrow

Rim Inner Diameters: 17.25, 17.5, 17.75, 18, 18.25

Rim Contour: Defined high point

Cup Shape: Bowl

Cup Depth: Medium

Bore: #14

Backbore: Medium

Shank Taper: Standard (Morse)

Verus VX Two-piece Cups

The VX cup (underpart) is compatible with all Houghton and Houser rims, along with the the vast majority of ‘Giardinelli threaded’ rims. It is available in three different bore sizes (#12, #14, and #16).

Materials: Silver-plated brass

Cup Shape: Bowl

Cup Depth: Medium

Bore: #12, #14, #16

Backbore: Medium

Shank Taper: Standard (Morse)

Verus VX French horn mouthpiece cup

Verus Artist series Mouthpieces

The Verus Artist Series line of one-piece mouthpieces seeks to preserve classic designs and unique mouthpiece models that otherwise might be lost. Careful research and development has been poured into each mouthpiece in this collection, and all models are manufactured to exacting specifications using the latest CNC technology. 

Verus PF

  • Silver-plated brass
  • Medium Wide Rim
  • 17.75 mm inner diameter
  • Cup/Bowl Combination
  • Medium Deep
  • Bore: #17
  • Backbore: Specialized
  • Shank Taper: Standard (Morse)

Verus 72

  • Silver-plated brass
  • Medium Wide Rim
  • 17.25 mm inner diameter
  • Backbore: Specialized
  • Shank Taper: Standard (Morse)

Verus marching mouthpieces

Verus M1T Mellophone Mouthpiece

The Verus M1T Mellophone Mouthpiece is the ultimate tool for your Mello line this season. The shank is a standard mellophone/trumpet size (requiring no adapter), but unlike other mellophone mouthpieces, the rim contour and thickness is familiar to horn players. Designed to be comfortable and effective, this highly specialized product will result in immediate results on the field, and an easier transition from marching to concert season.

Verus M1H Marching French Horn Mouthpiece

The Verus M1H Marching French Horn Mouthpiece is designed to be comfortable and effective for your Horn line all season long. The French horn shank on the M1H fits mellophones that are equipped with French horn receivers, or trumpet receivers (via an adapter). The rim width and contour, cup shape, bore and back-bore have all been optimized for maximum projection and focus on the marching field.

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