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Model D8

Model D8, front viewModel D8, back viewModel D8, horizontal viewInterchangeable – Bb/F or F/Bb3-way adjustable thumb lever plateStandard water keySeparate tuning slides for Bb and F
Model D8, front view
Model D8, back view
Model D8, horizontal view
Interchangeable – Bb/F or F/Bb
3-way adjustable thumb lever plate
Standard water key
Separate tuning slides for Bb and F

We designed our Model D8 double horn along the lines of the long-standing Kruspe/Anton Horner tradition, with the highest standard of quality as our goal. Our commitment to producing a first-rate horn means that each instrument is meticulously hand made, using only the best materials. The newly designed bore and improved geometry are responsible for the D8’s outstanding response and excellent intonation. We offer the D8 in either brass or nickel silver to give horn players from all types of orchestras the sound they desire. 


The D8 is the unrivalled proof of our passion for design, performance and high artistic standards – raising the bar.



Key:Bb – F, easily reversible
Pitch:A-440hz. up to 443hz possible
Valves:Solid yellow-brass conical valves with tapered spindles
Lever action:String action, changing valve with Minibal
Valve caps:Standard engraved nickel-silver
Thumb lever:Three-dimensional adjustment
Leadpipe:Standard gold brass with a water key and an engraved mouthpiece receiver collar
Water key:Standard on the leadpipe
Cylindrical crooks:Perfect cylindrical calibration
Slides:The hand-lapped inner and outer slides are made of nickel-silver
Braces:Made from the best solid nickel-silver rods available
Bell diameter:310mm 
Detachable bell:Available
Bell ring:Special bronze, for long life and durability
Bell:Traditional large taper
Possible optional finishes:Lacquered, silver-plated, gold-plated
Other options:Adjustable Dürk pinky hook., Dürk hand rest (flipper), additional water key (specify location), different bell flares, engraved nickel-silver bell garland (engraving available only on detachable bell flares)
Hand-hammered options:Hand-hammered bell tail, hand-hammered bell flare (available only on detachable bell flares)

All horns are priced without a case. Gig bags cases are available: Marcus Bonna, Cardocase, Bags, and others.