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For sale is an excellent Alexander 103 double horn. Certainly one of the most iconic horns ever produced, the Alexander 103 is acclaimed worldwide as one of the finest production horns, and is used by the horn sections of many of the best orchestras in the Europe, the most famous of which is probably the Berlin Philharmonic. The Alex 103 is gaining popularity in the USA, as well, being a very versitile horn with a velvety sound, great projection, and ease of playing.


This horn is not an exception. It plays very well, has a great sound, and is in excellent shape. There are no dents on the horn, only a few minor dings from playing. The horn is unlacquered, and also has a screw bell modification. The horn did not originally have a screw bell, but bell was very well cut, and the ring is an Alexander ring set.


The valves are all in excellent condition. They have good compression, and all function quickly, quietly, and smoothly. The 3rd valve was damaged at some point before I bought the horn. I had Chuck Ward rebuild that 3rd valve, so now it works perfectly and has excellent compression. If you do not know Mr. Ward, he has been the chief designer for many different horns, including the Conn 10D and 11D, and worked for C.G. Conn for many years before retiring and doing rebuilding work on his own. He works for members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and has a reputation for excellent work.


This horn does not have a serial number, but from what I have been told about it, I believe this Alex is either from the 80s or 90s. It has clearly always been well cared for. There are no thin spots or patches. No dents, only a few minor dings. I tried to picture the worst one (on the bell flare) but even it was hard to get to come out well in the photos.


A nice soft case is included. It is used, but in good condition.


Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Alexander 103 Double Horn in Excellent Condition

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