The JP163 Bb/F compensating French Horn is designed with younger musicians and first-time players in mind. It offers a lighter weight compared to traditional French horns and provides access to both the Bb and F sides of the instrument. This design allows players to explore different tonalities and gain experience with the unique characteristics of each side. The compensating feature ensures accurate intonation across the range of the instrument, making it suitable for developing players who are still refining their technique.
- The JP163 Bb/F French Horn features:
Constructed from yellow brass throughout
- Includes a compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F sides of the instrument
- Includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns
- Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage
- Neoprene valve bumpers
- Finger hook and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand
- Ideal for younger players
- Model: JP163
- Key: Bb/F
- Bell Size: Yellow Brass 310mm (12.2”)
- Valves: 4 Rotary Valves
- Bore: 12.00mm (.472”)
- Body: Yellow Brass
- Finish: Lacquer
- Lyre Box: No
- Mouthpiece: JP612
The JP163 is supplied with a John Packer JP612 4B French Horn 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.
The JP163 is also supplied with a 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.