Holton French Horns
About Holton French Horns:
The turn of the last century foretold a new age in French horn craftsmanship when Frank Holton opened his third-floor two-room Chicago shop in 1898. Formerly first trombonist in Sousa’s band, Holton achieved initial success with his revolutionary slide oil formula, Electric Oil, which is still popular today. Soon Holton began experiments to improve brasswind instrument design.
In 1917 Holton moved his company to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where it has remained as the country’s oldest continually operating wind instrument company.
New standards for excellence were set when G. Leblanc Corporation acquired Holton in 1964. This alliance has produced Holton French Horns recognised as the finest in the world, bearing such names as Collegiate, Slotspie, Farkas and Merker.
Instruments listed as being in stock are available to try if you are able to visit us or to buy online.
Instruments listed as “to order” can be purchased online but we recommend contacting us for an estimated delivery date before ordering.
All of our instruments are checked and set up before we send them to you.
Our current stock of second hand Brass can be viewed here