The JP163 is a small wrap compensating Bb/F French Horn ideal for students wanting to start on a fully compensating model. Specifically designed with smaller hands in mind, the instrument features a small wrap design ensuring it is lightweight and easy to hold. The design of the JP163 is tailored to ensure a durable instrument geared towards younger musicians and first time players with the inclusion of neoprene valves bumpers and adjustable duck’s feet / finger ring. This also ensures versatility of the instrument within schools and music services. The compensating system on the JP163 prepares students for when they progress to a level where a compensating system is required. By reinforcing positive habits, it reduces the time required for players to become comfortable with such a system.
The JP163 Bb/F French Horn is constructed from yellow brass throughout and is configured in a small wrap Bb design. The instrument includes a fully compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F keys, and also includes a number of high quality components usually reserved for more expensive French Horns including a mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and neoprene valve bumpers. These features ensure the instrument is suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument’s performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.
The JP163 is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality case for maximum protection. The case is lightweight, well-designed and attractively styled with a reflective strap for extra safety. A comfortable shoulder strap is included as standard. The case also includes a small storage pocket accessible for the outside of the case. This enables players to store small accessories and sheet music with their instrument.
- Small Wrap – Easy to hold
- Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage – Robust and reliable
- Neoprene valve bumpers – Durability
- Bell ring – For strength and resonance
- Adjustable ducks foot – To suit different sixed hands
- Supplied with a high quality lightweight case with backpack straps
- JP612 mouthpiece
- Lacquer finish – For easy maintenance