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VINTAGE 1951 Reynolds Contempora Model 160 Double French Horn w/ Case

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Original price $ 546.00 - Original price $ 546.00
Original price $ 546.00
$ 546.00
$ 546.00 - $ 546.00
Current price $ 546.00

F.A. Reynolds, division of Scherl & Roth (Cleveland, Ohio) - The Contempora line launched in 1949 with new trumpet and bass trombone models, followed by cornet and tenor trombone. A year later, most original "F.A. Reynolds" instruments had been rebranded on paper as "Contempora" instruments, including the French horns, though they were still referred to as "Reynolds horns" throughout the 1950s.  Realizing that the French Horn is probably the most difficult and exacting of all brass instruments, Reynolds skilled designers and craftsmen have combined all their arts and talents toward making these some of the finest instruments of all time.

So how does it play? Very well, indeed! It is very free-blowing, focused, and good in all registers, with an especially easy top octave and a well-centered, easy-to-control low register.  Though this horn has some serious lacquer wear and the occasional dent, the horn has been washed, lubricated, inspected, and adjusted by our nationally certified technician.  It comes complete with a ProTech horn case that's in great condition (a $150 value alone) but no mouthpiece is included with the sale.

Don't rent when you can buy for less, then sell it back to us when you're done!

Model 160

F.A. Reynolds Double French Horn in B♭ and F (with slide to E)

Bore: TBD
Bell: 12"
Wrap: modified Kruspe-Horner (with B♭ tuning slide)
Materials: brass with nickel-silver slide tubes and bracing
Finish: polished brass clear lacquer finish; optional silverplate