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Sandy Smith Signature Series 'Round Stamp' Hanson tenor horn. Signature Series.  A legendary instrument.  Made in Marsden, West Yorkshire, Great Britain.

Hanson Signature Edition Round Stamp Tenor Horn. Sandy Smith model.

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Hanson Signature Edition Round Stamp Tenor Horn. Sandy Smith model.

Season : 2020

Brand : Hanson

Code : HTH-RS-SS

A legend already, the 'Round Stamp' horn.   Made in England.  The best tenor horn ever made.

This is the Sandy Smith Signature Edition;  Pure and simple;  Uninterupted bore; Destressed joints; Precision aligned pistons; Acoustically anealled and finished in raw brass protected by microcrystaline wax.*

As played by Sandy in a playing career as principal horn with the Black Dyke, Fairey and Grimethorpe bands, winning 8 European Championships, 6 British Opens, 4 National Championships, 6 Brass in Concerts, 2 All England Masters and 11 Championship Section Area titles.

Handmade in Marsden, West Yorkshire by master craftsmen.


* also available in 25 Year Sheffield 925 Silver plate finish with or without 24 karat highlights. 

Technical Information


  • Bore: .466" (11.80mm)
  • Bell diameter 8" (203mm)
  • Length 19 ¾" (502mm)
  • Weight 3lb 8 oz (1588 grms.)
  • Finishes available:
Raw brass with Microcrystaline wax.
25 Year Sheffield 925 Silver plate. 
25 Year Sheffield 925 Silver plate with 24 karat gold trim.


Water key choices

  • Boosey and Hawkes original lever water keys.
  • Amado 'push button' water keys.
  • Saturn 'push disc' water keys. 



  • Mouthpipe trigger (allows adjustment of any note without affecting the normal operation of the main tuning slide). 


Bell choices: (Standard model is Boosey and Hawkes original gauge yellow brass)

  • Gold brass bell.
  • Lightweight bell (more resonant, Sandy's choice)
  • Heavyweight bell.
  • Extra large bore bell. 


Sizing Information
Professional Opinion

Just like the 'Classic Edition'  round stamp horn,  it is immediately comfortable. It feels just right.  The tone is rich and full with excellent intonation and played side by side to the 'best of the rest' from Besson, Yamaha, Sterling and Courtois there is simply no question that this horn feels more even throughout the registers and more comfortable in the hand.

Sandy's Signature Edition instrument is made with a uninterupted bore design:  no water keys, no gutters, the passage of air and vibrations through the instrument is optimal.  The addition of the custom leadpipe design on the Sandy Smith model adds a rear slide and extends the mouthpipe taper.  The valves are perfectly aligned and the joints are made so that they align inside the horn and stays and joints are 'destressed'  during assembly.   Acoustic annealing completes the horn and it is supplied in raw brass protected by microcystaline wax.  It's a distinctive look and purposeful too. 

For those that prefer their instruments shiny silver and gold and prefer water keys and triggers, well those are all available too...  just ask.  

The balance and playing position is of particular note.  The Hanson 'round stamp' horn sits in your hand feels natural.  The weight distribution is even and balanced as you lift the horn to your lips it feels just right.

The best tenor horn there is - and it's made in Britain! 

Sandy Smith is one of the best known tenor horn players ever.   Solo horn with Black Dyke, Fairey, Grimethorpe, Conductor, Arranger, Audjudicator and teacher.  For more details visit Sandy's website by at


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