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Hi Alan!

I'm back.  I found one on Craigslist.  It looks nice enough, and the price isn't bad, but the model is H180--is this a large bore horn that wouldn't be ideal for a kid learning the ropes?

What do you think?

https://madison.craigslist.org/msg/5180215400.html

Thanks again!

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Yes, you're right, you're definitely getting the hang of this!
The H180 is probably my least favourite Holton...
big bore and heavy. Which is probably why it's cheap.
Looks ok otherwise.
I'm sure there are plenty of high school kids playing on these
(as well as Conn 8Ds) and doing ok but it wouldn't be my choice.

AJ  

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