Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French horns. The JP261 Rath Bb/F French horn benefits from the design skills of Michael and incorporates one of his sophisticated leadpipes. The result is an instrument which is responsive, free blowing and with excellent tuning. The build quality is of the highest standard, made from high grade 80:20 brass. This horn is ideal in terms of price and performance for anyone heading for the higher grades and a considerable way beyond. A fully adjustable F/Bb thumb lever means it will suit even the smallest of hands and it is easily reversible for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F. The instrument has a strong and reliable mechanical linkage and comes supplied with a mouthpiece and a lightweight case with backpack straps.