John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F

SKU: 102048

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.

John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F
John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F
John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F
John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F

John Packer JP261 RATH Double French Horn Bb/F

SKU: 102048

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.

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The JP261 RATH is a full double Bb/F French Horn, featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe and Geyer style layout, resulting in an instrument with very little resistance and is very free-blowing throughout the whole register.

The thumb lever, finger hook, and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand position, making it ideal for younger players looking for a full double horn.. 

  • The JP261 Rathincorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael Rath’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 features:Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout

  • Includes an exclusive Rath designed leadpipe
  • Neoprene valve bumpers and mechanical (ball & socket) linkage
  • Adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.
  • The thumb lever, finger hook and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand position.
  • Model: JP261 Rath
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: Gold Brass Fixed Bell 310mm (12.20”)
  • Vales: 4 Rotary Valves
  • Bore: 12mm (0.472”)
  • Water Keys: 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612

    The JP261Rath is supplied in a John Packer JP858 Pro Lightweight French Horn Case ideal for the busy musician. With a rigid yet lightweight fibreglass construction, the JP858 Pro offers maximum protection whilst maintaining ease of use and an ergonomic design high quality lightweight case with backpack straps.

    The JP261Rath is also supplied 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: 5lb 15oz
Weight with Case: 16lb 13oz
Box Dimensions: 26x15x19 in
Boxed Weight: 20lb 15oz

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