Pocket French Horn in F
This horn was mainly built so that it would be possible to bring a full-sized French horn hiking, or even on a backpacking trip. Unlike other "pocket French horns" on the market, this horn is not just a trumpet that has been bent to look vaguely like a horn. This horn is instead a standard horn in F that has been shrunk and compressed down as small as possible. The bore is still .468", and the horn still contains 12 feet of tubing. The fingerings are also identical, with the exception that to save weight and keep the size of the instrument to a minimum, the horn only has two valves. This is not really a problem except in the very low register; in normal playing there are a couple of notes which can only be reached by hand-stopping.