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Courtois Natural Horn c. 1820 – Rare Collector’s Item!

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$12,500.00

An amazing, highly sought after natural horn corpus made by Courtois Neveu around 1820. Full crook set recently made by Richard Seraphinoff. C alto, Bb alto, A, G, F, E, Eb, D, C basso, coupler for Bb basso. 2 extra main tuning slides also made by Richard Seraphinoff (A=440 and A=430). The original corpus plays around A=450 (common pitch for the time period).

Plays exceptionally well! A cor alto (high horn) of the time period, has an exceptional middle and high register, great for playing the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and high horn parts of the 19th century. Great all around horn. Dr. James Hampson owned a different Courtois from this time period, a cor basse (low horn), that didn’t have a great high register above the 12th harmonic. This horn sure does play well up there!

Comes with a Marcus Bonna natural horn case. Takes a narrow shank historic mouthpiece.

Dr. James Hampson used this horn during a recital in Florida in September 2023.

This horn isn’t available for trial, and hand delivery preferred if possible. All sales final.

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. 

We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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