Holton H178 Double Farkas French Horn In Lacquer Bright, Compact Feel And Sound With Outstanding Tonal Beauty. Bell Proportions Provide A Dark But Singing Tone With Fine Legato Characteristics. Yellow Brass Produces A Higher Tone Color With More Overtones And Clearer Projection. Capable Of Playing Pianissimo Staccato Notes Sensitively, Clearly And Evenly. Excellent Horn For Chamber Orchestra. Specifications Key F-Bb Pitch A445 With Independent Bb Tuning Bore 11.89Mm (.468″) Mouthpipes .310 Venturi Of Yellow Brass Lever Action Noiseless String Action, Short Stroke With Stainless Steel Spring Valve Rotors Tapered Hand-Lapped Brass Bearing Plate Tapered Brass Material Brass Branches And Bows, Solid Nickel Silver Connecting Ferrules Slides Both Inside And Outside Solid Nickel Silver Bell 12.25″ Diameter Medium-Throated Hand-Hammered Yellow Brass Waterkey On Mouthpipe