Yamaha's descant horns are handmade and meticulously crafted to perfection by experienced artisans. They offer the sure attacks and control of a descant horn, yet are capable of producing the big full sound of an orchestral horn. They feature accurate pitch, even response, and enough tonal flexibility to play anything from Baroque solos to full-bore Romantic compositions. Yamaha's patented 'long rotor' valve, along with an ingenious tubing configuration makes them comfortable to hold and play. The 881 is a Bb/high F double descant horn with A+ stop valve.
Yamaha YHR881 French Horn
The Custom 881/882 provide the note security and tonal clarity of a descant horn, yet are capable of producing the big warm sound of an orchestral instrument. They feature accurate pitch, even response, and enough tonal flexibility to play anything from delicate Baroque solos to full-bore Romantic compositions. The unparalleled comfort and sound quality of these handmade horns is made possible by their innovative “long rotor” valve and unique tubing configuration. The 881 is a Bb/high F double descant horn with an A/plus stop valve. The 882 is the same with an additional F natural valve to give more body to the tone in the low register.
|Key||Bb (A+)/high F|
|Body||Yellow brass (Gold brass, nickel silver available)|
|Bell Size||MS (ML available)|
|Bell Type||Fixed (Detachable available)|
|Bore Size||12mm (0.472")|
|Number of Valves||5|
|Valve Rotors||Solid (Hollow available)|
|Lever Action||Mechanical (String available)|
|Finish||Unlacquer (Lacquer available)|