YamahaYHR-668NII French Horn - Fixed Bell by Yamaha


YamahaYHR-668NII French Horn - Fixed Bell by Yamaha

Item #: YAMHR668F
Price: $4,696.00


Yamaha Professional Horns feature hand-lapped rotary valves and slides for a airtight, smooth action. Quick, responsive motion is provided by the articulated key levers. The hammered and annealed bell responds consistently in all ranges and the cyclical bore design produces consistent airflow throughout the horn. A well placed water key provides efficient water drainage. Yamaha Professional Horns are known for accurate intonation and comfortable, quick response.


Hand-lapped rotary valves and slides

Rotary valves and slides that have been hand-lapped are airtight and have smooth action.

Articulated key levers

Articulated key levers have responsive motion.

Hammered and annealed bell

Hammering and annealing are processes so important to the instrument's acoustic characteristics that Yamaha employs computer-controlled equipment to ensure consistently superior sound. Hammering enables bells to have a rich, resonant tone that blends beautifully with other instruments. Annealing is a cooling and heating process that makes it easier to control the acoustics of the instrument.

Cyclical bore

A cyclical bore is a perfectly cylindrical tubing assembly in combination with a conical leadpipe and bell system. This allows for consistent air flow throughout the horn.

Tapered valves

Tapered valves wear for a long time without air leakage.

Excellent sound in all registers

The combination of the secure high register, strong projection, and quick attack of the Bb horn with the rich, warm timbre of the F horn make the double horn ideal for most playing situations.


Level Professional Double
Key F/ Bb
Style Kruspe
Bore 0.472"
Bell Diameter 12 1/8"
Bell throat Large
Leadpipe Material Gold Brass
Body/ Bell Material Yellow Brass; Nickel (YHR-668NII)
Bell Type Fixed
Finish Clear Epoxy Lacquer; Nickel-plating (YHR-668NII)
Mouthpiece 30D4
Rotors (4) Solid
Rotor Casing Nickel silver
Lever Action String
Water Key Yes
Features Adjustable thumb lever; Longer leadpipe taper;Larger bell taper