The JP161 single French horn is designed for children, featuring a 'small wrap' to make it smaller than a full-size horn. This design allows a child to put their right hand correctly into the bell while maintaining the proper posture for playing. The JP161 is the Bb side, and its counterpart, the JP162, is the F side. Both horns read horn in F music and transpose a 5th.
There is ongoing debate among French horn teachers regarding whether to start new pupils on the 'Bb' or 'F' side. The Bb side is considered easier for pitching, but both sides must be learned since horn players need proficiency in both. It's essential to check with your teacher to ensure you purchase the correct single horn, as some teachers focus only on the Bb side, while others focus solely on the F side.
- The JP161 has been carefully designed as a small wrap to make it ideal for children to hold and with the addition of the adjustable finger ring and ducks foot which can be adjusted to fit even the smallest of hands.
- Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage ensures that the valve mechanism is robust and reliable.
The JP161 is supplied in a high quality lightweight case with backpack straps and comes with a John Packer JP612 4B French Horn Mouthpiece, bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.
All JP instruments are covered by a 2 year warranty. For more details visit our Warranty Page.