Alexander F/Bb Double Horn – Model 103


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The world famous Alexander 103 horn was designed in 1907 with the valve system patented in 1909. The most popular Alexander horn, and one of the most popular double horns of all time can be heard throughout the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker. All Alexander horns are hand-made in Mainz, Germany with flawless workmanship.

The 103 has a light, compact sound, considered the characteristic ‘Alexander sound’. The thumb valve turns only 60° resulting in a short thumb action. The combination of full Bb and F horn offers the musician great flexibility in intonation and tone. Only a screwdriver is needed to adjust the instrument to stand in either Bb or F. All rotors are activated by silent Minibal linkages, therefore no restringing will ever be needed!


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Detachable, Fixed


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Alexander Horns

Whenever it comes to assessing the quality of a musical instrument, a certain factor always comes first – the sound. Musical instruments by Gebr. Alexander have a characteristic sound, which a trained ear easily separates from the multitude of different instruments – the Alexander sound. The balanced, harmonious sound of Alexander instruments has become the benchmark for many brass wind players.

Alexander's master team is working now in the seventh generation since 1782 to enhance the sound and playability of its musical instruments and the craftsmanship of its manufactory in Mainz.

Perfection does not exist, however, Alexander are doing everything it can to get as close as possible to the ultimate musical instrument.

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