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Lowell Greer High F Descant Horn (Kruspe) #30

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Original price was: $3,000.00.Current price is: $2,700.00.

*This instrument is part of Lowell Greer’s Collection and not located at Hampson Horns. Please allow ample time for instrument to be shipped.*

Lowell Greer had a fascination with converting low F single horns into high F descant horns, many times giving these instruments a new life playing the high tessitura baroque and classical repertoire. This is a 4 valve high F horn with the thumb valve being a Bb extension to add onto the low range of the limited high F horn. The horn was originally a Kruspe single F from around 1905. Plays quite well.

This horn sits in Bb, and when the thumb is activated puts the horn into high F. Lowell did this intentionally for those players used to double descant or triple horns where the thumb activates the high F side.

This horn was likely built for a European player so plays around A=445. If one wanted to play at A=440 a longer tuning bit would need to be made.

*All sales are final for items in Lowell Greer’s Collection. No returns accepted. Thank you for understanding.*

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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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