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Hampson Horns Natural Horn, by Miles O’Malley ($2,000)

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$500.00$2,000.00

These horns are made-to-order. We require a non-refundable $500 deposit which will purchase the materials needed, and will hold your spot in queue. Current wait time is 6-8 months. We will send an invoice for the remaining $1,500 (total $2,000) plus shipping once your horn is finished and ready to ship.
We believe that every horn player should have the opportunity to understand where our instrument came from through study on the natural horn. Most of the literature we perform is either written for the natural horn, or is heavily influenced by it.

Hampson Horns worked with builder Miles O’Malley to create a complete natural horn at an affordable price. The system to get all of the keys consists of 2 master crooks, C alto and G, 4 couplers, and 2 tuning slides. With different combinations of crooks, couplers, and slides, one can achieve every key from C alto through Bb basso, at modern pitch (A440) and classical pitch (A430).

The G crook is copied from one of Dr. Hampson’s Courtois crooks, so is 100% tapered and comparable to any true natural horn crook. All of the parts are hand built except for the bell, bell tail, and first branch, which come from vintage Single F’s. Using these parts keeps costs down.

We now offer Bb alto, A, and F crooks copied from our 1820 Courtois! They will be an additional charge if desired:

  • Bb – $165
  • A – $170
  • F – $325

Contact us if you desire any additional crooks with your horn.

Why Natural Horn?
The benefits of natural horn study are numerous. Pedagogically, learning style, technique, a better sense of intonation, strengthened endurance, greater use of airflow, etc. We hope that by providing affordable natural horn options like this one, soon every university will have the opportunity to use natural horns in their study.

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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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