French Horn/French Horn
after a clean out of my grandparents house i stumbled across a French horn which's origins seemed unknown. I tried to look it up on the internet however i can't seem to find out anything about this French horn. I'm not sure if it is an extremely rare instrument or just a school grade French horn. The French horn is made by a company called BM Limited and says underneath, supplied by Paxman London. That is all the instrument says on it and any paperwork is long gone. Anyway i was hoping you could help me find out a little more about the instrument, and maybe an estimation of its value.
many thanks, kind regards
ANSWER: Hi, do you have a picture? If you could attach one or more pics to a follow-up I can tell you what it is...
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Hi, not a great treasure I'm afraid. I've never seen the BM label before but the horn is a very common type made in Czechoslovakia by the Josef Lidl Co. I'd guess this one dates from the late 60s or early 70s. It's a full double horn, very heavily built and not brilliant to play, although they function up to about Grade 6 or 7 level if you can't afford any thing better. Back in the Communist era Czech pros had to play on them...
There are quite a lot of these around and they don't fetch a high price, sometimes £450 if in good playing order. Unserviced and with some dents probably more like £200.
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