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Coming Soon to Amazon.com

The Essential Guide to

French horn Maintenance

Authored by Glen Perry

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

ISBN-10: 1490215729  

ISBN-13: 978-1480216730

BISAC: Music / Musical Instruments / Brass

Retail Price:  $39.95

    The essential guide to French horn maintenance is a complete reference manual for hornists of all levels.  Written specifically on the care, maintenance and basic repair of the French horn, it details information unique to the French horn not easily found in other resources.                

    Careful step-by-step illustrated instructions guide you through the evaluation of your instrument, general care and maintenance, common maintenance repairs, basic repair tools, supplies and more. 

    Valuable information you will use repeatedly is presented in a clear easy to understand format. Use the evaluation checklist on the next pre-owned horn you consider for purchase.  Keep the horns you own in good condition and save money by avoiding unnecessary trips to the repair shop.         

        More than thirty years of repair and playing experience combine to make this book the perfect addition to your reference textbooks on the French horn.  This book will pay for itself time and time again!

 Reserve your copy now and Save!  Email me directly to reserve your copy!.  The first 100 Pre-release requests will be provided a link to purchase the book at a discounted price of $29.95 plus S&H.  Please use "Book Reservation"  in the subject line when you make your request.


Please contact me with any questions, suggestions or comments  Glen1812@aol.com   They are appreciated!




French Horn Mouthpiece Repair Tool

This is the only mouthpiece repair tool exclusively designed for the taper of French horn mouthpieces.


This tool will allow you to easily and quickly remove dents from the end of your mouthpiece. Unlike other tools on the market, it was designed specifically for the French Horn mouthpiece taper. This will help prevent accidental over stretching or cracking of the metal. Easy to use, and small enough to to keep in pocket or case. Individually hand crafted from stainless steel for years of use.

$19.95 plus shipping (Standard Domestic Shipping via 1st class US mail $3.50) Please contact us directly for shipping to International locations.  $23.45


Full Triple French Horn made by Josef Lidl for Besson Brass


Beautiful and Rare model 425-1 PRO FULL TRIPLE F/Bb/High F Alto (non compensating) French horn by European manufacturer Josef Lidl for the Besson Musical Instrument Brand.

Redbrass with clear lacquer Features include hollow valve which are light with fast response. The thumb valve is * reversible between f and Bb horns. It can be configured with either F or Bb as dominant. High f side has a remarkable tonal quality and excellent intonation.

Lightly used with NO DENTS! 100% original lacquer with only very light wear from normal playing inside bell where right hand is positioned.

This full non-compensating Triple French Horn in an excellent example of fine European heritage and craftsmanship. Josef Lidl founded in 1892 specializes in French horn, natural horn, tubas and other rotary valve brass instruments. This model was designed and manufactured in a very limited production for Besson between 1993 and 1996. It had a MSRP of $6985.00 in 1994. New Full Triple Horns of various brands are running an average of between $8000 - $14,000 with similar features. This instrument is a steal for a serious player.

High f side has a remarkable tonal quality and excellent intonation. It is set to the traditional F/Bb configuration, but I will configure to Bb/F on request before shipping.

Played once by Glenn Janson of Philadelphia Orchestra and Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, when it first arrived in my shop. He noted the excellent tonal color of the upper horn, flexibility and range.

THIS HORN IS A PLAYER! SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY!! Serial number 009. Very Rare Find!   A great find for someone who wants a dependable triple without spending a fortune to have one. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.  Glen1812@aol.com

$5,000.00 includes shipping and insurance.


Yamaha YHR-892D Custom Series Triple French Horn Standard

Yamaha YHR-892D Custom Series Triple French Horn Standard

Availability:This is a special order item.

For the consummate professional.

Current Pricing  per dealer is: $10,448.99
Item #: 461496

All Prices Subject to Change!

Key of F/Bb/F alto
.472" bore
Detachable 12-1/8" yellow brass bell with medium-large bell throat
Gold brass mouthpipe
4 hollow rotary valves
Dual plane valve on 4th rotor for efficient key changes
Nickel-silver inner and outer slides
Unlacquered brass enhances natural sonic characteristics
Engraved valve caps
Handmade construction
Product Details
Yamaha YHR-892D Custom Series Triple French Horn

This custom triple horn features smooth, light action with a rich, warm tone. Key of F/Bb/F alto, .472" bore, detachable 12-1/8" yellow brass bell with medium-large bell throat, gold brass mouthpipe, 4 hollow rotary valves, dual plane valve on 4th rotor for efficient key changes, nickel-silver inner and outer slides, unlacquered brass enhances natural sonic characteristics, engraved valve caps, handmade construction. Includes case, mouthpiece, and premiere rotor oil.
All Yamaha wind instruments come with a limited 5-year warranty.


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