This Holton H179 silver double french horn is in excellent condition with 85-90% of its silver finish remaining. The most noticeable area where the finish is worn is in the bell bow where there is evidence of dent removal. The bell lip has a very slight amount of wave to it. There are some very minor dings throughout the body of the horn with very light typical player wear. Please see pictures for more details. The serial number on the french horn is “663953”. The engraving on the lead pipe reads “Holton U.S.A. H179”. This french horn comes in a good used condition SKB replacement case, please note the latch on the back of the case is not functioning. No mouthpiece is included. This double french horn plays beautifully up and down on both sides. It has a rich dark sound.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 85-90% of the silver finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Outside Bell Bow Condition: Light dent in the outside bow.
The Bell: Almost no dents and minor bell edge damage.
The Mouthpiece: No Mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Holton U.S.A. H179 (on the lead pipe) Holton U.S.A. (on a brace for one of the tuning slides).
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