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The design of the JP263Rath Bb/F is geared towards the progressing player looking for a lighter weight French Horn with access to both sides of the instrument.
John Packer

John Packer JP263 Rath Bb/F Compensating French Horn

£939.00  £1,169.00  20% off
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We offer a generous 30 day no-hassle returns period on items purchased through our website or over the phone.

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  • Items purchased under a Finance Agreement can be returned within 14 days - however the extended 30-day returns period will not apply.
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John Packer JP263 Rath Bb/F Compensating French Horn

Brand : John Packer

Code : JP263Rath

The design of the JP263Rath B/F compensating French Horn is geared towards the progressing player looking for a lighter weight French Horn with access to both the Bb and F sides of the instrument. 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. The JP263 Rath has many great features that ensures the instrument is also suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument's performance, which has helped the instrument become so popular with the UK education sector.

The JP263 Rath Bb/F French Horn features:

  • Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout
  • Exclusive Rath design leadpipe
  • Includes a compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F sides of the instrument
  • Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and neoprene valve bumpers, usually reserved for more expensive French Horns
  • Reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F

The JP263Rath is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality hard case for maximum protection. It 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.

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