The JP261 Rath is a full double Bb/F French Horn designed and manufactured in collaboration with Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French Horns. Rath instruments are renowned for the build quality and high level of finish on their instruments and the JP261 Rath is no different. Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe, the JP261 Rath incorporates many other sophisticated Rath design elements and draws on Michael's collective experience at Paxman and at Rath creating custom instruments for some of the world's more demanding players. The JP261 Rath provides an instrument that is affordable to students but that deliver performance that challenges models many more times its price.
The JP261 Rath is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes an exclusive Rath designed leadpipe. As you would expect from an instrument at this level, the JP261 Rath includes neoprene valve bumpers, a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and bell ring. The JP261 Rath also includes an adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.
The JP261 Rath is supplied with a JP mouthpiece and JP858 Pro French Horn Case. With a rigid yet lightweight fibreglass construction, the JP858 Pro offers maximum protection whilst maintaining ease of use and an ergonomic design. The case features a variety of straps and handles including removable backpack straps, a removable padded shoulder strap and a leather covered carry handle. An attachable music bag with music stand pocket is also supplied as standard and fixes to the case via 4 poppers.