Name: Michael Bellofatto
City: Boston
State: MA
Country: USA
Alloy: Yellow Brass
Bell: Detachable
Lacquer: Yes
Case: No
Condition: Excellent
Other Details: Swiss-made Willson Bb/high-F descant horn.

These are really well-made horns that don't come up very often on the used market.
The only french horns I know of that use Rotax valves. The design of these valves allows the shape and volume of the tubing to remain consistent as it passes through the valve ports. As described on the Willson website: "The air flow-through volume is a true 100% as compared to the 50% to 70% flow-through volume of conventional rotary valves.

The design of this descant also allows for independent tuning of the high-F side (without the need for a tuning bit in the leadpipe) and for the high-F side to have its own bell taper as well. Overall an excellent playing and well-balanced horn.



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