Mid August horns for sale….

By: frugalhorn

Aug 17 2017

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A selection of horns available:

YHR 561 (second version w/Bb tuning slide) #202538.

Lacquer is about 60%. Missing in wear and areas that have had repairs done. This is not a 100% perfect Drum & Bugle corps look.

Plays very well, in tune across the Bb /F horns. As they say butt ugly, but a good horn for a player who is more concerned with sound and learning to play horn than having the most expensive, newest, the most shine, etc. Valves serviced, ultrasonically cleaned, new strings, neoprene bumpers, in a functional Yamaha case. $875.00

VMI/Hoyer factory , ‘F. Schmidt’  geyer wrap. Valve top bearing plates have an oil port. string linkage except for mechanical change lever, which is allows the horn to stand in either Bb or F. (currently in F).

This ‘stencil’ horn plays as a Hoyer and is ready to go. valves utrasonically cleaned, valves serviced, all lubed up with new cork bumpers, etc. Plays well. 95% lacquer.  Serial #359373M

Adjustable pinky hook,  good fixed bell case.  Can be screw-belled for additional fee. (ask)


McCraken design King Fidelio, #100258, good shape with minor boinks and some lacquer loss. Has had a complete service. This is the medium bore brother to the NiSi “Eroica”.

good case, Lead pipe has small patches. (Can be replace with a McCracken pipe for an additional fee)

Plays very well, 1150.00Reynolds FEO3 #234063. 50% lacquer, Hand grip cover, adjustable pinky Hook.

Reynolds are a “best buy” horn. Highly sought after in the UK and Europe for advanced students and pro played in many venues.

Amado Water key, new bumpers and a ultrasonic valve service

It has a Michigan badge on the back bow. Bell never folded.  Original leadpipe. Neat old horn which I sold to a university student  (from the UP)  several years ago, who is moving on to a higher degree in the sciences.


Additional pics available for all these horns. Buyer to pay shipping and insurance. Ask questions if you would like to pursue any of these horns.  They are all worthy of “through undergraduate” level of play. Other horns will be listed soon. If asking questions be as specific as possible so that I can help you.



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