Yamaha YHR-668II Professional F/Bb (Kruspe) Double French Horn

Yamaha YHR-668II Professional (Kruspe) F/Bb Double French Horn is designed for players who prefer the strong sound of a large bell instrument. Characterized by deep, warm tone colors, the 668 features secure note centers and impeccable intonation. It is available in yellow brass or nickel-silver, an... More details
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Available in Yellow Brass or Nickel Silver

Available In either material with a Detachable Bell

TheYamaha Model YHR-668II Professional (Kruspe) F/Bb Double French Horn is a traditional Geyer style horn that shares the basic YHR-871 design. It offers the same clear tone, deep resonance, and overall performance of a high-end instrument while being easy to play and affordable.

Hand-lapped rotary valves and slides

Rotary valves and slides that have been hand-lapped are airtight and have smooth action.

Articulated key levers

Articulated key levers have responsive motion.

Hammered and annealed bell

Hammering and annealing are processes so important to the instrument's acoustic characteristics that Yamaha employs computer-controlled equipment to ensure consistently superior sound. Hammering enables bells to have a rich, resonant tone that blends beautifully with other instruments. Annealing is a cooling and heating process that makes it easier to control the acoustics of the instrument.

Cyclical bore

A cyclical bore is a perfectly cylindrical tubing assembly in combination with a conical leadpipe and bell system. This allows for consistent air flow throughout the horn.

Tapered valves

Tapered valves wear for a long time without air leakage.

Deep, warm tone colors

Secure note centers

Excellent sound in all registers

The combination of the secure high register, strong projection, and quick attack of the Bb horn with the rich, warm timbre of the F horn make the double horn ideal for most playing situations.

Available features

The YHR-668II horn is available in nickel silver (YHR-668NII; both models are available with a detachable bell (YHR-668DII and YHR-668NDII).

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Price $5,987.99
Instrument Type French Horn
Model YHR-668II
Level Professional
Key of F/Bb
Body Material Yellow Brass
Material & Finish Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Mouthpiece HR-30D4
Leadpipe Gold Brass
Bore Size 0.472"
Instrument Weight medium
Valves / Pistons Rotary
Bell Material Yellow Brass
Bell Size LL
Additional Features Nickel silver inner and outer slides; Tapered valves; Adjustable 4th rotor thumb lever; Easy response and sure note centering; Excellent sound in all registers
Case Yamaha Durable HRC-668 Case
Accessories Included Durable ABS Case, Polishing Cloth
Warranty 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Retail Price $7,286.00
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