John Packer JP162 Single F French Horn

SKU: 101879

The JP162 is a small wrap single F French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time.

John Packer JP162 Single F French Horn

John Packer JP162 Single F French Horn

SKU: 101879

The JP162 is a small wrap single F French Horn ideal for students and young players picking up the instrument for the first time.

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The JP162 single French horn is designed for children with a 'small wrap,' making 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 JP162 represents the F side, and its counterpart, the JP161, is the Bb side. Both horns read horn in F music and transpose a 5th.

There is ongoing debate among French horn teachers regarding which 'side' to start new pupils on—the 'Bb' or 'F' side. The Bb side is considered easier for pitching, but proficiency in both sides is necessary for horn players. 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 concentrate solely on the F side.


  • The JP162 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
  • Model: JP162
  • Key: F
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass Fixed Bell 277.50mm (11”)
  • Valves: 3 Rotary Vales
  • Bore: 12.50mm (0.492”)
  • Water Keys: 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612

    The JP162 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.

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Weight W/O Case: 4lb 4oz
Weight with Case: 8lb 3oz
Box Dimensions: 26x15x19 in
Boxed Weight: 11lb 14oz

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