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John Packer JP261D Rath Double French Horn

Original price £1,804.00 - Original price £1,804.00
Original price
£1,804.00 - £1,804.00
Current price £1,804.00

The JP261D RATH is a full double Bb/F French Horn with a detachable bell which enables the instrument to be more portable and packs away into a smaller case. Featuring an exclusively designed Rath leadpipe and Geyer style layout this horn has very little resistance and is very freeblowing throughout the whole register. The thumb lever, finger hook and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand position thus making it ideal for younger players looking for a full double horn.

The JP261D RATH features:

    • Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout
    • Exclusive Rath designed leadpipe
    • Includes neoprene valve bumpers and mechanical (ball & socket) linkage
    • Adjustable and reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F
    • The thumb lever, finger hook and ducks foot can all be adjusted to ensure a comfortable hand position
    • Detachable Bell
Rob Harris, 3rd Horn in Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra complimented the instrument saying "I have great pleasure in recommending the JP261D Rath double Bb/F French horn as a fantastic instrument for the intermediate level horn player (grade 4-7). It is a remarkably free blowing instrument & the example I played had an excellent top register."
All JP Instruments are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note this does not cover aesthetic or finish faults. For full terms & conditions visit the JP Musical Instruments website.​

The JP261DRath is supplied in a John Packer JP857 Pro Lightweight French Horn (Detachable Bell) Case which is a high specification French Horn case ideal for the busy musician. With a rigid yet lightweight fibreglass construction, the JP857 Pro offers maximum protection whilst maintaining ease of use and an ergonomic design high quality lightweight case with backpack straps. The JP261DRath is also supplied with a John Packer JP612 4B French Horn Mouthpiece, bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.


  • Model: JP261D Rath
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: Gold Brass Detachable Bell 310mm (12.2”)
  • Valves: 4 Rotary Valves
  • Bore: 12mm (0.472”)
  • Water keys: 1
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer or Nickel
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612