The world famous Alexander 103 horn was designed in 1907 with the valve system patented in 1909. The most popular Alexander horn, and one of the most popular double horns of all time can be heard throughout the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker. All Alexander horns are hand-made in Mainz, Germany with flawless workmanship.
The 103 has a light, compact sound, considered the characteristic ‘Alexander sound’. The thumb valve turns only 60° resulting in a short thumb action. The combination of full Bb and F horn offers the musician great flexibility in intonation and tone. Only a screwdriver is needed to adjust the instrument to stand in either Bb or F. All rotors are activated by silent Minibal linkages, therefore no restringing will ever be needed!
Our Alexander horns are available in yellow or gold brass, and all feature hand-hammered detachable bells. Hand-hammered bells have more consistent metal thickness which improves response and projection. New horns come with an Alexander case, Alexander mouthpiece, set of Hetman oils/grease and pencil clip.