French Horns


JP161 Bb French Horn

The JP161 is a small wrap single Bb French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP161 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable ducks feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The JP161 has been well regarded in the industry and comes recommended by Ian Smith of the Royal Ballet Symphonia who described it as “the best student instrument I have tried by a long way.”. He went on to say “it is solidly built and seems very robust”. The JP161 Bb French Horn represents a fantastic offering for those looking to start their musical journey on a single Bb horn.

The JP161 Bb French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap Bb design. The instrument also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage, neoprene valve bumpers and an adjustable ducks foot / finger ring. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument’s performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.

The JP161 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard as well as backpack strap fittings.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP161 Bb French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$895.00
Specification
Key
Bb
Bell
Yellow brass
Valve
Mechanical (ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Small wrap design, Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable ducks foot / finger ring
Supplied with
JP612 Mouthpiece, Lightweight case
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JP162 F French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

JP162 F French Horn

The JP162 is a small wrap single F French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP162 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable duck’s feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The JP162 has been well regarded in the industry and comes recommended by Mike Thompson, an International French Horn soloist who described it as “delightful from the word go, a total thumbs up”.

The JP162 F French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap F design. The instrument also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage, neoprene valve bumpers and an adjustable ducks foot / finger ring. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument’s performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.

The JP162 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard. The case also includes a small external storage pocket enabling players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP162 F French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$995.00
Specification
Key
F
Bell
Yellow brass
Valve
Mechanical (ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Small wrap design, Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable ducks foot / finger ring
Supplied with
JP612 mouthpiece, Lightweight case, Ultra-Pure professional valve oil
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JP161 Bb French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

JP163 Bb/F French Horn

The JP163 is a compensating Bb/F French Horn ideal for students wanting to start on a fully compensating model. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP163 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable duck’s feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The compensating system on the JP163 prepares students for when they progress to a level where a compensating system is required. By reinforcing positive habits, it reduces the time required for players to become comfortable with such a system.

The JP163 Bb/F French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap Bb design. The instrument includes a fully compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F keys, and also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and neoprene valve bumpers. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument’s performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.

The JP163 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard. The case also includes a small storage pocket accessible for the outside of the case. This enables players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP163 Bb/F French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$1,795.00
Specification
Key
Bb/F
Bell
Yellow brass
Valve
Mechanical (Ball & Sockage) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable ducks foot / finger ring
Supplied with
JP612 mouthpiece, Lightweight case, Ultra-Pure professional valve oil
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JP161 Bb French Horn
JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

JP164 Bb/F Double French Horn

The JP164 is a Kruspe style student to mid range double french horn ideal for those looking for an affordable Bb/F double. The instrument is freeblowing across the entire range and comes in an attractive lacquer finish. The adjustable finger hook and ducks foot makes it ideal to suit any size hands including younger players. The instrument also features a Bb/F thumb valve which can be easily reversed for those who prefer F/Bb. Comes supplied with a mouthpiece and lightweight case.

The JP164 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard. The case also includes a small storage pocket accessible for the outside of the case. This enables players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP164 French Horn Bb/F Double (Lacquer)
Price
$2,995.00
Specification
Key
Bb/F
Bell
Lacquer
Valve
Mechanical (Ball & Sockage) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Adjustable finger hook, adjustable ducks foot, reversible thumb lever
Supplied with
JP612 mouthpiece, Lightweight case, Ultra-Pure professional valve oil
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JP161 Bb French Horn
JP162 F French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn

JP165 Single F French Horn

The JP165 is a full size single F French Horn, ideal for adult students and those looking to start learning on a full size French Horn. This lightweight instrument is perfect for students whos teachers recommend learning on a single rather than a double French Horn.

The JP165 features a reliable mechanical linkage (ball & socket) ensuring a responsive playing action as well as a 12” bell for excellent sound projection. Constructed from yellow brass throughout, the JP165 has a warm and even tone, great for supporting the confidence of new players.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP165 Single F French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$1,395.00
Specification
Key
F
Bell
12″ in Yellow Brass
Valve
Mechanical (ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Little finger hook and thumb ring
Supplied with
JP Mouthpiece, Lightweight case, Ultra-Pure professional valve oil
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JP162 F French Horn
JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

The JP263 RATH is a fully compensating Bb/F French Horn designed and manufactured in collaboration with Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French Horns. Rath instruments are renowned for the build quality and high level of finish on their instruments and the JP263 RATH is no different. Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe, the JP263 RATH incorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael’s collective experience at Paxman and at Rath creating custom instruments for some of the world’s more demanding players. The JP263 RATH provides a compensating French Horn that is affordable to students but that delivers performance that challenges models many times its price.

The JP263 RATH has been well received by the industry with many hailing it as offering superior value compared to many of the more well established makers. Chris Morley of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra described it as “a very attractive instrument for someone graduating from a mini-horn perhaps even taking the student as far as Grade Vlll. A very good value instrument.”

The JP263 RATH is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes an exclusive Rath designed leadpipe. As you would expect from an instrument at this level, the JP263 RATH includes neoprene valve bumpers, a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and bell ring. The JP263 RATH also includes an adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.

The JP263 RATH is supplied with a JP mouthpiece as standard and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with the option for comfortable shoulder straps or backpack straps as standard. The case also includes a small external storage pocket enabling players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP263RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$2,495.00
Specification
Key
Bb/F
Bell
High grade 80:20 brass
Valve
Mechanical (Ball & Socket) Linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Exclusive Rath designed leadpipe, Fully compensating system, Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable and reversible Bb+F lever
Supplied with
JP Mouthpiece, Lightweight case, Ultra-Pure maintenance kit
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JP161 Bb French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn

JP261 RATH Bb/F French Horn

The JP261 RATH is a full double Bb/F French Horn designed and manufactured in collaboration with Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French Horns. Rath instruments are renowned for the build quality and high level of finish on their instruments and the JP261 RATH is no different. Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe, the JP261 RATH incorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael’s collective experience at Paxman and at Rath creating custom instruments for some of the world’s more demanding players. The JP261 RATH provides an instrument that is affordable to students but that deliver performance that challenges models many more times its price.

The JP261 RATH is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes an exclusive Rath designed leadpipe. As you would expect from an instrument at this level, the JP261 RATH includes neoprene valve bumpers, a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and bell ring. The JP261 RATH also includes an adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.

The JP261 Rath is supplied with a JP mouthpiece and JP858 Pro French Horn Case. With a rigid yet lightweight fibreglass construction, the JP858 Pro offers maximum protection whilst maintaining ease of use and an ergonomic design. The case features a variety of straps and handles including removable backpack straps, a removable padded shoulder strap and a leather covered carry handle. An attachable music bag with music stand pocket is also supplied as standard and fixes to the case via 4 poppers.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Model
JP261RATH Bb/F French Horn (Lacquer)
Price
$4,995.00
Specification
Key
Bb/F
Bell
High grade 80:20 brass
Valve
Mechanical (Ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer
Additional features
Exclusive Rath design leadpipe, Neoprene valve bumpers, bell ring, adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever
Supplied with
JP Mouthpiece, JP858 Pro Lightweight French Horn Case, Ultra-Pure maintenance kit
Related Products
JP161 Bb French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn

JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn

The JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn is a variant of the JP261 RATH with the addition of a detachable bell. This enables the instrument to be more portable and packs away into a smaller case. With an extensive phase of research and development, the quality of sound produced by the JP261D RATH isn’t compromised and is still at the high level that one would expect from a JP Rath instrument. Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French Horns. Rath instruments are renowned for the build quality and high level of finish on their instruments and the JP261D RATH is no different. Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe, the JP261D RATH incorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael’s collective experience at Paxman and at Rath creating custom instruments for some of the world’s more demanding players. The JP261D RATH has been well received within the industry and has received many positive reviews from players at a variety of levels. Rob Harris, 3rd Horn in Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra complimented the instrument saying “I have great pleasure in recommending the JP261D Rath double Bb/F French horn as a fantastic instrument for the intermediate level horn player (grade 4-7). It is a remarkably free blowing instrument & the example I played had an excellent top register.”

The JP261D RATH features the same level of specification as the JP261RATH but with the addition of a detachable bell and more compact case. The instrument is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes an exclusive Rath designed leadpipe. As you would expect from an instrument at this level, the JP261D RATH includes neoprene valve bumpers, a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and bell ring. The JP261D RATH also includes an adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.

The JP261D Rath is supplied with a JP mouthpiece and a JP857 Pro Detachable Bell French Horn Case. With a rigid yet lightweight fibreglass construction, the JP857 Pro offers maximum protection whilst maintaining ease of use and an ergonomic design. The case features a variety of leather covered carrying straps including backpack straps which can be removed if required. A small pocket on the front is ideal for mouthpieces, oils and other small accessories.

All JP Musical Instruments are covered by our comprehensive 2 year warranty.

Models and Prices

JP261D RATH Bb/F French Horn (Lacquer)

$4,995.00

JP261N-D RATH Bb/F French Horn (Nickel Plate)

$4,995.00

Specification
Key
Bb/F
Bell
High grade 80:20 brass
Valve
Mechanical (Ball & Socket) linkage
Finishes
Lacquer, Nickel Plate
Additional features
Detachable bell, Exclusive Rath designed leadpipe, Fully compensating system, Neoprene valve bumpers, Bell ring, Adjustable and reversible Bb+F lever
Supplied with
JP Mouthpiece, JP857 Pro Detachable Bell French Horn Case, Ultra-Pure maintenance kit
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JP161 Bb French Horn
JP163 Bb/F French Horn
JP263 RATH Bb/F Compensating French Horn