French Horn/French Horn Hamlin?

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Hello. I recently viewed a craigslist ad. It offers a "Hamlin" French Horn for $150. I am only familiar with brands such as Yamaha, Conn, etc. It is a decent brand because it doesn't even seem to exist on the search engine?

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Hi, I've never heard of this one either, but given that there are numerous factories in China who will make you a batch of horns and engrave anything you like on them, there are probably dozens of other names out there I haven't come across either. It might be a reasonably ok instrument, or it might be something that looks like a horn but doesn't really play like one. Even such a cheap price I wouldn't waste my money. I would stick with the tried and trusted...

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