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LA CRESCENTA, California
818.248.7550
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LONG BEACH, California
562.354.6655
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We're passionate about fine French horns.  We feature double horns from Germany by Engelbert Schmid and Hans Hoyer.  We also feature the Schmid triple horn, a truly amazing lightweight instrument.  We now stock numerous double horns made locally by Mark Atkinson in Burbank.  mark is one of the finest custom builders, and makes lightweight instruments rivaling the best of the famed vintage instruments.  We also offer the venerable Conn 8D from Ohio, and Alexander double horns are available by special order.

Come play the new Hans Hoyer Rick Todd model descant horn and new G10 Geyer double horn, in stock for your perusal.

For the younger players and frugal buyers, we now represent Josef Lidl horns from the Czech Republic.  They build some excellent double horns priced at $2495 and up.  We think these are a much better value than similar horns from the Chinese manufacturers.

Kanstul Musical Instruments in Anaheim, California has plans to build Geyer and Knopf style horns, and we're on the list for the first few of these.  Kanstul plans to build some double horns for our rental fleet.  We have no ETA on those yet.

We will offer the Yamaha 667 from Japan this year, and several other German makers are inquiring about if we wish to represent them.  Stay tuned.

For Wagner tuba aficionados, we can obtain top-end models from Hans Hoyer, Alexander, and Engelbert Schmid.  These approach $10000 in price.  For those wanting to learn the Wagner tuba and want a basic model, we are importing the Meister Hans Stauffer compensating double Wagner tubas from Jin Bao in China, and these will start at $850.

All our instruments are play tested and tuned up before sale.  We offer a trial period and refund or exchange.  We are your liaison for factory warranty service and we can arrange repair or restoration of your instrument.

Most French horns include cases, but if you wish to upgrade your case, we have the best by Marcus Bonna, Glenn Cronkhite, Protec, SKB and Eastman Winds.

We have an obscure selection of mouthpieces including Giardinelli, Farkas, Moosewood, Atkinson, Schilke and Faxx.  Giardinelli mouthpieces are long out of production, but we still have wide variety of their most popular sizes.

 

Look through the links at left and above for our favorite instruments, cases, mutes, mouthpieces, and accessories.